#Victorian party boots! 1870 velvet  gold leather button boots. These astonishing boots were featured in the 2008 exhibition “HEIGHTS OF FASHION: A HISTORY OF THE ELEVATED FOOT” at the Esplanade Museum [Alberta, Canada].

#Victorian party boots! 1870 velvet gold leather button boots. These astonishing boots were featured in the 2008 exhibition “HEIGHTS OF FASHION: A HISTORY OF THE ELEVATED FOOT” at the Esplanade Museum [Alberta, Canada].

Tea gown, Worth, 1895. Blue cut velvet on a green satin ground, green silk taffeta lining.

Tea gown, Worth, 1895. Blue cut velvet on a green satin ground, green silk taffeta lining.

Circa 1880 Dress. Chocolate brown silk polonaise bodice dips at the sides to drape and form back bustle. Ten crochet ball buttons, embroidered lace cuffs, tan cotton lining. Cream silk twill skirt with tiny brown floral print, square insert in back of solid brown and bustle ties.

Circa 1880 Dress. Chocolate brown silk polonaise bodice dips at the sides to drape and form back bustle. Ten crochet ball buttons, embroidered lace cuffs, tan cotton lining. Cream silk twill skirt with tiny brown floral print, square insert in back of solid brown and bustle ties.

Walking Dress, ca. 1899. I wish we still dressed like this today. Gorgeous good quality clothing, and people's bodies were actually covered.

Walking Dress, ca. 1899. I wish we still dressed like this today. Gorgeous good quality clothing, and people's bodies were actually covered.

1950 Blue silk taffeta w/ metallic gold brocade dress, fashioned from Indian sari.

1950 Blue silk taffeta w/ metallic gold brocade dress, fashioned from Indian sari.

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