Before the Automobile
This second dress I hadn't tried on since 2011 and had already lost the original bustle that I wore with it, so I had to see if it still fit ok and looked good over my new bustle. I also wanted to practice the hairstyle so I did a quick dress change and took some photos.
Early Worth gowns - The Dreamstress
I know everyone wants to hear about the talk and see pictures, but that won’t happen yet for three reasons 1) I’m exhausted, 2) I hardly took any, so have to wait to get them from other people and 3) I’ve been asked to do a last minute talk on Sat and it gives me an excuse to pull out a few dresses I haven’t shown in a long time, so I’m frantic with that. So, in lieu of a Pompeii to Paris post, here is a pretty eye candy post in response to a readers question about early Worth gowns. There…
February 12, 1870
Two workmen on the Clonbrock Estate, Ahascragh, Co. Galway. Thanks to Robert Riddell for identifying the building as the Photograph or Photographic House at Clonbrock. Thanks also to mickyman13 for identifying the implement the chap on the right is holding as a Billhook. Date: Saturday, 12 February 1870 NLI Ref.: CLON472
1870s Hodgepodge: His and Hers Dressing Rooms, Bathing, a Bride’s Trousseau, Rules of Mourning, and Many Fashion Illustrations.
Today, I’m going to be a bit global. I will excerpt from an American book and use ladies’ fashions from France and men’s fashions from England. That’s the beauty of being a lazy researcher with a …
Ivory brocade two piece bustle wedding dress with woven paisley motifs, trimmed with beige organza bows and pleated beige taffeta frills: tied fitting bodice and long skirt with train.