Court Dress. 1860's. Dress worn to court was the most elaborate and expensive ensemble in a lady’s wardrobe. In addition to a skirt worn over a very large crinoline, a train extending for several metres was an essential feature of court dress. Young debutantes would spend hours practising how to curtsey and walk backward in such an elaborate ensemble before their first presentation at court. Victoria and Albert Museum.
Anglo-Scandinavian Staeppescoh or Slipper "Type 1" (10th-11th Centuries) The typology is based on that used by Carlisle, although any errors in the interpretation here are likely to be mine. This one-piece-shoe from Jorvik generally resembles to the Lembecksburg Fohr Slipper. This is a turnshoe. There is no upper binding stitch, except perhaps at the instep. Sewing is most generally done with a 1 mm, or so, "thread" of leather lacing.