Get yourself a fabric store that will light your fabric on fire for you
No but legit I asked what the fiber content of something was and the guy didn’t know so he cut a chunk off and lit it on fire and felt the ashes and was like. Yeah this is mostly cotton with a lil bit of silk. And that was the moment I knew. This is it. This is the fabric store for me. Also that guy is marriage material. Not for me but damn some person is gonna be so happy with him.
Another gorgeous photo from the project Ένδυμα ψυχής - A Voyage Within, a collaboration of the National Historical Museum of Greece with photographer Vangelis Kyris and Bulgarian embroidery artist Anatoli Georgiev, presenting traditional costumes that are exhibits of the museum. See more photos here.
This ensemble is typical of men’s court dress at the end of the 18th century. Although the most formal style of dress worn, it was not the most fashionable. By 1800, rich fabrics and embroidery were no longer in style for men’s suits. The standing collar, curving coat fronts and waistcoat style are also old fashioned, representing the cut and shape seen in the 1780s.
However, the requirements of court dress kept alive the textile and embroidery industries of the 18th century. The embroidery for the coat and waistcoat were done first, in the areas where it was required for the finished garment. Although made of different fabrics the coat and waistcoat share the same embroidery design. They would have been sold together by a silk mercer, then taken to the tailor to be made to fit the purchaser.
so I’ve just been made aware of this image from 1926
it’s a bunch of women in clothing from different earlier eras reacting to an extremely modish flapper. like, more extreme even than most fashionable women of the period were willing to go
Miss 1917 on the far right seems to be showing distinct interest. bordering on horniness. Miss 1917 needs a cold shower, is what I’m saying
from left to right, it looks like:
- late Victorian? maybe 1910s? (skirt’s too short to go with the hat if it is meant to be Victorian- could be sporting-wear, a later skirt standing in, or something that originally belonged to a smaller woman)
- earlier in the ‘20s? some weird attempt at 18th century, based on the makeup? I’ve got nothing for this one. honestly the dress looks almost 1930s to me, except the sleeves are a bit late 1890s-ish?
- around 1917
I love this so much. I love that they seem to have dug up “vintage” clothes- including the necessary undergarments, for the outfits that require specific corsets. I love the varied expressions, ranging from horror to scorn to curiosity
(personally, I’m right there with the unimpressed Gibson Girl type. “ugh, girl, seriously? you look like you’re wearing a pillowcase. no thanks.”)
humans have been thinking about how their ancestors would react to the present forever. we really never change