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Silk dancing slippers, 1860s

mary's 19th century clothing: 1860-1869

1860s silk boots

Victorian Clothing at Vintage Textile: #7375 Silk boots

1860s blue silk two piece dress. Ebay: fiddybee

The May 2014 Hot List: Charles James "The Einstein of Fashion" at The Met

Woman's Ball Gown England, circa 1820

1958 Christian Dior

Gentleman's suit, 1770-1780, Hungary, budge, felt, embroidered with flat stitch, braiding. "...made of dark blue felt...set-in sleeves; the borders are embroidered with alternating motifs of big and small bunches of flowers, in green and white silk thread. Lined with brown lamb's fur ( a later addition)...width adjustable with a lace at the back. The borders and the standing collar are embroidered with the motifs described above. Decorated with white and green silk braids all around."

Evening Dress, Charles Frederick Worth, ca 1875, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Side view: Polonaise, Spain, 1775-1785, Salmon silk & fabric decoration with applied green silk taffeta. 5 covered cylindrical buttons at the wrist. The seams are covered by a braided cord that ends at the waist loop and tassel trimmings. Popular during the reign of Carlos III. Spanish identity of this polonaise is in the decorative elements, such as draping shoulder pads that cover the shoulder seams. (c) Museo del Traje

A beautiful patticoat. Just look at the deatil at the hem! Georgous!

Wedding dress, circa 1870s, by A. Matheson & Co., Edinburgh. Cream silk satin with deep V-neckline trimmed with later crocheted flowers, elbow-length sleeves, deep asymmetric tabbed swag across skirt front and long train trimmed with heavily pleated frills & lace. Plus a pair of 1860s cream satin side-lacing boots with small heels, one inscribed in pen in linen lining, "Lady K. Hutchinson." Bonhams.

Victorian Dress With Bustle, Train And Hanging Sleeves With Floral And Paisley Embroidery c.1870's Russian

Dress worn by Marie Antoinette

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    Prêt-à-Papier or Couture Paper: The Exquisite Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave This is a paper recreation of gown worn by Marie Antoinette

Halston evening dress, c.1972, USA, Gift of Lauren Bacall. Collection of The Museum at FIT #TurnofStyle / Halston’s sexy, streamlined fashions defined the look of the 1970s. In this evening dress, two long bands of fabric can be wrapped around the body in a variety of ways, allowing the wearer to reveal as much—or as little—skin as she chooses.

Oscar de la Renta evening set, c.1978, USA, Gift of Penelope Tree. Collection of The Museum at FIT #TurnofStyle / This evening ensemble is exemplary of Oscar de la Renta's romantic design aesthetic. Known for his luxurious, dramatic, and feminine sensibility, de la Renta pairs a peasant blouse with bishop sleeves and a full skirt, thereby injecting historical references into the popular gypsy look of the late seventies.