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Charleston dress, 1920. Attached under-dress. Gold silk lamé with metallic lace, embroidered with Swarovski crystals and beads.

Victorian post mortem photo. Taken in a studio, with a prop rock and painted scenic backdrop.

Victorian parents at mid-Century had various options when their son reached about 2 or 3 years. Some simply left them in dreses as was common in the early period of the Century. Franklin Roosevelt's mother, for example, in the 1880s kept the future President in dresses and long curls until he was five.

Though today we'd scarcely bat an eye at the image of a pregnant celebrity, during the Victorian era it was rather uncommon for a women (be she famous or not) to be photographed (as stage actress Lilly Langtry was here) when she was in the "family way".

....I don't know. What if I never find out What she said?

Algerian woman, 1870's; How can anyone have looked at a woman like this and thought she was an animal? She's beautiful! But in the 1870's, she would have been enslaved.

This little Victorian girl reminds me of Mary Lennox when she first came to Misselthwaite Manor...The Secret Garden.

A photo that is easy to fall in love with... No markings. Found in a Victorian photo album from a New York estate.

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Evening Cape, Elsa Schiaparelli, Lesage Embroidery: 1938, metallic thread embroidered, trimmed sequins and beads. "...This cape is a stellar example of that period of Schiaperelli's designs. The mythical Greek god, Apollo, flies through the air in a carriage embroidered three-dimensionally with sequins and gold thread; this design was conceived by Christian Bérard, an artist and theatre designer who flourished in Paris..."

Wedding Lingerie, 1929

Phoenix dress detail 1904

Coco Chanel, 1938 Fireworks. Black silk net with polychrome sequins.

Strapless embroidered & beaded evening Dress, circa 1957

1920s silk evening coat


Camiknickers appliqued with silhouettes of dancers, circa 1925.

British Indian dancer Princess Nadja in transparent sari, with her Oriental dance is extraordinary impression in the salons of Paris, France 1924

Katharine Hepburn at the Festival Theatre in Stratford, Connecticut, in 1957, where she played The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing.

James Stewart

Veronica Lake in Oleg Cassini dress in "I Want Wings"

Crocheted Gown 1908,

1800's French hand painted fan.