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Silk Corset, American, ca 1878 beautiful, blue, silver, top details, rich. Antique. What era? Looks timeless...

Corset | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1880s silk

Dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Afternoon dress, 1875, Worth, silk Love the way the fabric changes, and the bustle seems to really burst out of the outer fabric

Day dress, 1855 From the Musée Galliera

Day dress, 1855 From the Musée Galliera - Fripperies and Fobs

Grey crepe period dress purchased at the 1970 MGM auction. (MGM, ca. 1935) flowing sleeves adorned with faux pearls

Margaret Layton and her embroidered jacket 1600 @ Victoria and Albert Museum - British Galleries

House of Worth, c.1890. I think most people have a tendency to picture history in black and white, so I love antique clothing in bright colors like this!

Reproduction of the Kyoto Costume Institute 1790 jacket and gilet, done by Reine des Centfeuilles.

Pierre Balmain vintage gown, 1953...I would love to work this out with a border print and some embellishment....

A 19th century garnet brooch, circa 1830 The large carbuncle garnet within a foliate tri-coloured gold surround suspended from a scrolling foliate surmount with central oval cabochon-cut garnet, closed back settings.

Rami Al Ali Spring Summer 2014 Couture

Robe, 1897-1906. "Blue Hydrangeas" © Lyliane Degrâces / Galliera / Roger-Viollet

Vintage Coco Channel -- Circa 1957

Rose-tutu for Finnish National Ballet's Sleeping Beauty. Costume design by Erika Turunen. Photo: J. Aurava