medievalpoc:

Edo Period Artist

Namban (European) Style Screen

Japan (c. 1600)

Paint and Gold Leaf on Paper, 166.2 × 460.4 cm.

Suntory Museum, Ike-cho Meng collection.

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x1600s xWorld Dress xJapan x17th Century
funeral-wreaths:

Photographed by Lady Clementina Hawarden, 1860s

This photo is so very, very, posed.This pretty girl is most certainly not in the middle of sweeping the floors and other chores; most maids could not afford crinolines like that, and even the imitations that they sported would have been very cumbersome for practical work.
Most likely this is taken for novelty value, and might even be a little risque with that hiked up skirt and visible ankle!

funeral-wreaths:

Photographed by Lady Clementina Hawarden, 1860s

This photo is so very, very, posed.This pretty girl is most certainly not in the middle of sweeping the floors and other chores; most maids could not afford crinolines like that, and even the imitations that they sported would have been very cumbersome for practical work.

Most likely this is taken for novelty value, and might even be a little risque with that hiked up skirt and visible ankle!

reblogged 3 hours ago @ 22 Oct 2014 with 274 notes via/source
x1860s xVictorian xCrinoline x19th Century xPhotograph xLady Clementina Hawarden

Fashion models pose for Milton Greene c. 1950s

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x1950s x20th Century xPhotograph xMilton Greene

This is a game I found a long time ago. Back when I was 15 I went to Colonial Williamsburg with my family and afterwards scoured their website to see what I could learn.

This was a really great little game to get you acquainted with all of the layers of Georgian clothing - it’s got photos rather than inaccurate drawings like you get with a lot of paper doll games, and there’s only one right way to put the ensembles together, so you learn. There are also 6 social classes to dress, from slaves to nobility. If you want to find out more about each dress item, the game provides it as well.

posted 10 hours ago @ 21 Oct 2014 with 4 notes
xAncien Regime & Georgian x18th Century

fashionsfromhistory:

"1820 Doll" from the Gratitude Train

Jean Patou

1949

MET

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x1800s x1820 xFrench Revolution Directoire & Empire xRomantic x1940s x1949 xDesigner xJean Patou x19th Century x20th Century

medievalpoc:

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Sir Joshua Reynolds

 Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Keppel adorning a Herm of Hymen

England (1761)

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reblogged 14 hours ago @ 21 Oct 2014 with 585 notes via/source
x1760s x1761 xAncien Regime & Geprgian xArt xSir Joshua Reynolds x18th Century xGreat Britain xEngland
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x1880s xVictorian xBustle x19th Century

fashionsfromhistory:

"1888 Doll" from the Gratitude Train

House of Balmain

1949

The inspiration for this dress was a design created by Worth for the Empress Elizabeth of Austria. Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837-1898) was the wife of Emperor Franz Joseph (1830-1916). She was known for her keen fashion sense as well as strict health and beauty regimen.

MET

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x1880s x1888 xVictorian xBustle x19th Century x1940s x1949 xDesigner xBalmain x20th Century
whenasinsilks:



Evening dress, Paul Poiret, silk satin trimmed with lace and tulle, 1912-14, French.
Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 2009.300.2503

whenasinsilks:

Evening dress, Paul Poiret, silk satin trimmed with lace and tulle, 1912-14, French.

Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 2009.300.2503

reblogged 21 hours ago @ 21 Oct 2014 with 44 notes via/source
x1910s xEdwardian xDesigner xPaul Poiret x20th Century xFrance
ryanshistoryblog:

Geishas in traditional clothing. Japan, 1931.
From: The Dutch National Archives

ryanshistoryblog:

Geishas in traditional clothing. Japan, 1931.

From: The Dutch National Archives

reblogged 1 day ago @ 21 Oct 2014 with 152 notes via/source
x1930s x1931 xWorld Dress xJapan xGeisha x20th Century xPhotograph