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Cloth costume with velvet garniture, Harper’s Bazaar- 1895 Check out that sleeve! Six pieces! Always a party when I run across a complete outfit!

Cloth costume with velvet garniture, Harper’s Bazaar- 1895 Check out that sleeve! Six pieces! Always a party when I run across a complete outfit!

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"Gypsy" fancy dress costume, French, ca. 1880. Label: "Maison E. Devaus / 18 rue des Pyramides / Paris" Worn with red cap, belt, and cuffs, all with coins sewn to them.

This incredible dress is a costume for the film ‘The Age of Innocence’ (1993), directed by Martin Scorsese. Age of innocence is set in the Victorian era, during the 1870’s and this costume was worn by Michelle Pfeiffer.

A Bicycle Costume for decent women, 1895 (complete with straw hat, because if you kept to a ladylike pace on a nicely paved boulevard, you'd have no need of goggles.)

Period Patterns book- historical theatre costume diagrams

Worth Evening Dress, 1894, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met

Les Modes (Paris) 1920 "Merle Blanc" Costume de ville par Nicole Groult

"There's a fine line between pleasure and, well, you know the rest..." [ image of Seymour Hicks (stage name), Sir (Edward) Seymour (George) Hicks (1871-1949).]