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Feathers over the decades


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Itylus designed velvet, silk chiffon and ostrich feathers coat, ca. 1926 - 1929

Evening coat | Itylus | V&A Search the Collections

1928 Cloche hat, Liberty & Co. Ltd., England. Felt and ostrich feathers, lined with silk taffeta.

Cloche hat | Liberty & Co. Ltd. | V&A Search the Collections

A whimsical 1965 hat with beautiful feather work, Saks Fifth Avenue.

Velvet winter evening cloak, c1920, Liberty and Co, Marabou feather trim, satin applique and gilt embroidery. Victoria and Albert Museum.

Evening cloak | Liberty & Co. Ltd. | V&A Search the Collections

American Duchess:Historical Costuming: V277: Working With Ostrich Feathers: Plumes, Drabs, and Spads | Historical Costuming and sewing of Rococo 18th century clothing, 16th century through 20th century, by designer Lauren Reeser

V277: Working With Ostrich Feathers: Plumes, Drabs, and Spads

Instead of throwing rice, guests showered the newlyweds with — what else? — feathers as they exited the ceremony. Charles E. Steinheimer—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images Caption from LIFE. "Instead of rice, handfuls of turkey feathers are showered on the happy newlyweds as they dash out the door."

Feathers on the go...

The Wedding Dress" by Fred Elwell

Maria Montez ♥ 1944

What a marvelously elegant look Ann Miller is sporting here! (1940s)

Clara Bow

Gloria Swanson-1920's

Living in the past is my future

Gloria Swanson

Carole Lombard

Designer Coco #Chanel used #feathers and silk georgette to create this stylish evening cape in about #1925. It’s shown in the 50-piece “Material World” exhibit opening Friday. / Photo provided by the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Vionnet Flapper with Feather Fan and Ostrich Feather trimmed gown! Love it!

cape Cape Création : Molyneux , maison de couture Paris 1930 (vers) Edward Molyneux , couturier Matières et techniques : Plume de coq teinte, mousseline de soie, crêpe de Chine

cape | Centre de documentation des musées - Les Arts Décoratifs




little augury: Edith Sitwell

little augury: Edith Sitwell

"Winter is the time for comfort." — Edith Sitwell (multiple exposure, Cecil Beaton, 1962)

Contemporary and Modern Art Museum of Trento and Rovereto, Italy

Edith Head

Audrey Hepburn | Breakfast at Tiffany's | Edith Head

Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981) was an American costume designer who won eight Academy Awards