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queermaddscientist · a month ago
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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.
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sofflepoffle · 7 months ago
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Does anyone want to see the presentation I made on what historical fashion trends we should bring back and which should burn in hell I made for a PowerPoint party?
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offishwhite · a year ago
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got sidetracked and drew a maleficent look
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thundersnowstorm · 5 months ago
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my favorite period drama costuming anachronisms:
men are just walking around with their doublets half open at like, formal court events. who let these harlots in.
Shoes Are For Pussies, Real Men Wear Boots
that's not how corsets work
oh ok so we’re just gonna ignore the existence of shifts when it’s not convenient for us. i see how it is.
her dress says period, but her hair says mid 2000s prom
there seems to be a pants shortage in the kingdom, for the only ones left are skintight leather pants!
holy orientalism batman
catholics wearing subdued colors and limited decoration, like goddamn protestants
we get it, you don’t want the romantic leads to look silly in period accurate outfits. but if you don’t know how to make a codpiece look sexy, that’s on you.
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hoopskirtsociety · 9 months ago
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African American female portraits ca.1909
Historical fashion detail in photography.
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iridessence · a year ago
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Heroine of your favorite romance novel looks.
IG: iridessence | artist support
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lizzibennet · a year ago
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autumn de wilde’s emma. (2020) borrowing from history. 
in order: 
pink silk spencer, c. 1815. chertsey museum. 
portrait of henriette rottman, joseph krafft (1820) 
pink silk evening gown, c.1810. victoria and albert museum.
portrait of lina groger, friedrich carl groger (1815) 
“Comfort.” attributed to charles williams, 1796. the new york public library.
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marzipanandminutiae · 11 months ago
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you’ve seen the strawberry dress; now try
the raspberry dress
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(1800-1810. Musee les Arts Decoratifs.)
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marzipanandminutiae · a year ago
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VICTORIAN
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(Mary Jones, 1836. Transphobic caption cropped out.)
FASHION
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(Unidentified woman, c. 1840s)
DOESN’T BELONG
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(Unidentified woman, 1850s)
TO
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(Unidentified woman, 1860s.)
WHITE
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(Unidentified woman, early 1870s)
WOMEN
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(Unidentified woman, early 1880s)
PERIOD
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(Officers of the Women’s League in Newport, Rhode Island. 1899.)
anyone who says otherwise can come take it up with me. these images are just scratching the surface. there are so many
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gemsofgreece · 4 months ago
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Ένδυμα ψυχής - A Voyage Within
Traditional costumes that are exhibits of the National Historical Museum of Greece photographed by Vangelis Kyris.
Anatoli Georgiev wearing the traditional attire belonging to the Greek general of Serbian descent Vaso Brajović (1797 - 1847), known in Greece as Vasos Mavrovouniotis, meaning Vasos the Montenegrin.
Dress belonging to Lady Frosini of Ioannina, 18th Century.
Urban attire from Argos, 19th Century.
The project is a collaboration of the National Historical Museum of Greece with photographer Vangelis Kyris and Bulgarian embroidery artist Anatoli Georgiev.
Sources: lifo.gr beautemagazine.gr
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klassizismus · 11 months ago
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María Cristina de Borbon, Queen of Spain (detail). By Vicente López Portaña, 1830
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• Cloak.
Date: 1560-1569 (woven), 1580-1590 (altered)
Place of origin: Spain (made); Florence (woven)
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taratjah · 6 months ago
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A study of historical dress and undergarments, Part 1: 1. Roughly 1750s  (Robe à la Francaise/Anglaise) 2. Roughly 1770s  (Robe à la Polonaise) 3. 1790s
Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
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gemsofgreece · 3 months ago
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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.
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klassizismus · a year ago
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Portrait of Sabina Seupham Spalding (detail). By Federico Madrazo, 1846
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fashionsfromhistory · a year ago
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Court Suit
c.1800
England or Scotland
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.
Victoria & Albert Museum
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marzipanandminutiae · 9 months ago
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so I’ve just been made aware of this image from 1926
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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?
- 1910-ish
- 1905-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
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