You can follow my personal tumblr here.
Find your favorite eras by navigating the tags here!
Ask me anything and tell me what you'd like to see!
“Cloth-of-silver” (silk bobbinet embroidered with heavy silver lamé) wedding dress with white silk satin lining and silver metallic-thread embroidery, English, c. 1816.
Made by “Mrs. Triaud of Bolton Street” and worn by Princess Charlotte for her wedding to Prince Leopold. The dress apparently required 500 hours of detailed hand-stitching in ultra-fine, mono-filament silk threads, “almost invisible to the naked eye.”
Evening Dress, V&A, c. 1821-23
Check out the low, sexy back! I can’t wait to make one like this.
Irene Castle in Madeleine Vionnet, c. 1922
Elizaveta Fedorovna, c. 1880s-90s
The lot is the contents of an attic trunk, including four 1930s velvet and satin evening gowns, peasant-style embroidered blouses, two 1950s ballgowns, assorted gloves, petticoats, etc.
Click to go to the absentee bidding page. This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 10:30 AM GMT (5:30 AM EST). You will need to register to bid ahead of time.
Evening dress, 1910’s
From the Minnesota Historical Society
Cora Pearl, courtesan