#fashion history
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• Oh What a Lovely War Costume.
Date: 1963
Designer/Maker: Una Collins
Place of origin: Great Britain
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empirearchives · 2 days
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Embroidered Silk Coat
Plum silk faille court coat embellished with glass sequins.
circa 1800s, Napoleonic era
Source: Maryland Center for History and Culture
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jewellery-box · 2 days
Dress, circa 1873.
Wien Museum. Foto: Christin Losta
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artsy-biggirl · 2 days
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daguerreotyping · 1 day
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Carte de visite of a very handsome Swedish soldier, circa 1910
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clove-pinks · 1 day
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Seated cavalier with hat by Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, dated 1630-1683 (Rijksmuseum).
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aworldofpattern · 1 day
'How was it made? An Agate Teapot' by the Victoria & Albert Museum (2013)
Ceramicist Michelle Erickson recreates, from scratch, an 18th century agateware teapot in the collection of the V&A Museum.
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Lead-glazed 'agate' earthenware teapot, 'pectin shell' form. Made in Staffordshire, England, c. 1750-1765. In the collection of the V&A Museum.
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die-rosastrasse · 29 days
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Ball gown, 1840-41
Maker: Unknown
From the collection of Wien Museum
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marzipanandminutiae · 11 days
happy Women’s History Month I really think the impact of misogyny on dress history as a field of study cannot be overstated
(T*RFs, don’t even think about it)
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glateias · 7 months
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• Trousseau Dress.
Date: 1915
Medium: Silk satin, beads
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toughtinkart · 1 year
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thinkin bout 1970s/1770s crossover fashion 💕
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jewellery-box · 13 hours
Dress, c.1760, silk brocaded taffeta, England.
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This circa 1760 gown emphasizes that the basic silhouette of women’s fashion had not changed significantly since the late seventeenth century, but by varying a gown’s textiles, colors, trims, and motifs—all showcased on expansive skirts—one could keep current with fashion. This gown’s colorful brocade fabric was likely handwoven on a complex draw loom in Europe. Yet the silhouette, rather than its costly silk, is what indicates its degree of formality. The robe à l’anglaise, distinguished by wide pleats stitched down at the center back, evoked life in an English country house and was worn in more relaxed social settings.
The Museum at FIT. 
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herbirdglitter · 2 years
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Nothing brings me more joy than people learning from history and then modernizing it up a bit.
Like you wanna grow your hair long? Stop washing it so often and brush it more to keep it clean. Your hair will be way healthier too. And stop cutting it (and use a boar bristle brush, it’ll work better as it’ll actually absorb the oils, distribute them better, and work a hell of a lot better than non-absorbent plastic would) Edit: Early on, some well meaning person kindly asked me to inform you that the boar bristle brush technique does not work on curly hair, however I have since been informed by multiple parties that it does! My hair is as straight as a pin so use your own judgment!
You want to keep cool in the summer? Out with the polyester and in with the linen and cotton. Natural fibers are going to keep you cooler because they’re literally made to breathe
You want to preemptively stop the underwire in your bra from poking through? There’s a very simple embroidery stitch you can do that the Edwardians used to do to stop their corset boning from coming through.
We don’t have to just learn from our ancestors mistakes, we can learn from their stakes too
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daguerreotyping · 2 days
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Daguerreotype of a confident youth with fabulous hair and a floral tie, circa 1850s
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