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Erte costume for "La Traviata" 1923

Erte Costume

Erte (Romain de Tirtoff), Costume for Ganna Walska as Cio-Cio-San, 'Madama Butterfly', 1923

An 1887 fancy dress costume from La Mode Illustrée. She’s a bat. Duh.

A dragonfly, Japanese themed costume and an allegory of games from La Mode Illustrée, 1887.

An Edwardian woman in a beautiful Queen of Spades costume, c. 1905. #Edwardian #vintage #1900s

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1911 Chic Edwardian Woman

I am thoroughly smitten with the deeply saturated hue of this crimson Victorian dress from 1879.

Erte | Costume for Ganna Walska as Zazà in ‘Zazà’, Act II | c. 1920

Blouse ca. 1935-1939 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paul Poiret

A lovely young Victorian Canadian woman wearing a whimsically delightful playing card themed costume. #Victorian #vintage #Canada #history #women

wonderful Elizabethian costume!

Angelica Huston's costume as the Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent in "Ever After" (1998), 16th Century costume design by Jenny Beavan. [1st of two pins]

20 free fashion books to download from The Metropolitan Museum of Art | http://www.dressful.com/10283/free-fashion-books-to-download-from-the-metropolitan-museum-of-art

such gorgeousness

1870 Fancy Dress Costume

Detail View, Costume from "The Young Victoria" Designed by Sandy Powell.

18th Century Inspired Costume by bauhausfrau, via Flickr

Festive Attyre: 1770s Dutch print madness