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Costume History

Costume History

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SCOTLAND: Chemise belonging to Mary, Queen of Scots in which she was executed at Fotheringhay Castle. Of fine linen with drawn thread borders incribed on the bodice in red and dated Feb 11 1587. This is an Elizabethan undergarment and only one other of this type is known to survive.

Callot Soeurs, ca. 1926. Silk, silk and metallic lace, and imitation pearls and opals. Indianapolis Museum of Art: "Irises and water avens adorn this elegant dress. Embroidered layers of soft, sheer, exotic fabrics combined with a large bejeweled ornament in the center typify dresses of the flapper era. ... Callot Soeurs in Paris was famous for the use of exotic fabrics, antique laces, lavish beading and delicate embroideries."

1910's Ethereal Ivory-White Lace & Watercolor Rose-Garden Silk. Timeless Vixen Vintage.

Evening dress, 1910, from the Missouri History Museum

Weeks. Dress, Evening, 1910. French. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Dr. Ruth M. Bakwin, 1961 (2009.300.293) #peacock

Victorian mourning locket. Gold & Enamel.

Corset 1880, Made of leather

The design on this dress is amazing, c. 1900.

Scarlet Satin Evening Dress, English, 1899.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's wedding dress worn Sept.12, 1953 when she married John F. Kennedy; displayed at JFK Library and Museum

1890–1900 Combination drawers and chemise. Linen, silk and lace. The Met 2009.300.2368.

Edwardian dress, Dorothea's Closet Archives

  • Dorothea's Closet Vintage
    Dorothea's Closet Vintage

    you don't want to know who bought's fate was likely not pleasant.

late 1800s coat

fabled gown worn by Victorian actress Ellen Terry to play Lady Macbeth.

woman's dress, 1897, House of Rouff

  • Erica Piquette
    Erica Piquette

    I'd wear it!

Dress with Flower Embroidery. France, 1805-1810.

Mary Lincoln Mourning Fan

Gown from the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.


1850's silk faille with velvet - both cut and uncut - woven en disposition.;=4680&auction;_file_id=8



Victorian mantle, burnout velvet, chenille fringe

Paniers à charnières, France, vers 1975-1780 Acier gainé de cuir, ruban en toile de lin rayée