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history-of-fashion:

1629 Cornelius Johnson - Portrait of a lady


This Is not a portrait from the victorian era it is I believe from the Elizabethian era however the use of black and white as a dress Is quite captivating and caught my eye.

history-of-fashion:

1629 Cornelius Johnson - Portrait of a lady

This Is not a portrait from the victorian era it is I believe from the Elizabethian era however the use of black and white as a dress Is quite captivating and caught my eye.

(via calantheandthenightingale)

fawnvelveteen:

Woman in Green Dress. 1908. Autochrome portrait of woman seated on a couch, in a green dress with feathered hat. DESCRIPTION William H. Towles, active from 1890 into the 1930s, is said to have made Washington, D.C.’s first autochrome. Autochromes are among the first commercially successful forms of color photography. The color dyes in the photographs are held by potato starch.

fawnvelveteen:

Woman in Green Dress. 1908. Autochrome portrait of woman seated on a couch, in a green dress with feathered hat. DESCRIPTION William H. Towles, active from 1890 into the 1930s, is said to have made Washington, D.C.’s first autochrome. Autochromes are among the first commercially successful forms of color photography. The color dyes in the photographs are held by potato starch.

(Source: americanhistory.si.edu, via ravensquiffles)

tierradentro:

“Tea”, 1872, James Tissot. (via)


I am a huge fan of James tissot. His warm use of colors and his attention to the detail of ladies dress is Immaculate and soul warming at the same time.

tierradentro:

Tea”, 1872, James Tissot. (via)

I am a huge fan of James tissot. His warm use of colors and his attention to the detail of ladies dress is Immaculate and soul warming at the same time.

(via angel-wingsonmywrist)

whenasinsilks:


Ball gown, Jeanne Paquin, silk brocade trimmed with chiffon and lace, 1895, French.
Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 2009.300.2115a, b

whenasinsilks:

Ball gown, Jeanne Paquin, silk brocade trimmed with chiffon and lace, 1895, French.

Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. 2009.300.2115a, b

(via mexxy7)

gdfalksen:

Worth wedding dress, 1878
From MCNY via Quest Magazine

gdfalksen:

Worth wedding dress, 1878

From MCNY via Quest Magazine

(Source: fripperiesandfobs, via mexxy7)

heaveninawildflower:

Woman’s Dress (1860’s). ‘Royal purple moiré faille, boned evening bodice with tulle, lace, and periwinkle trim. Royal purple moiré faille day bodice trimmed with black silk bobbin lace and carnival glass buttons. Royal purple moiré faille, skirt trimmed with black chantilly lace and purple bows.’
Worn by Jessie Benton Fremont
Image and text courtesy MFA Boston.

heaveninawildflower:

Woman’s Dress (1860’s). ‘Royal purple moiré faille, boned evening bodice with tulle, lace, and periwinkle trim. Royal purple moiré faille day bodice trimmed with black silk bobbin lace and carnival glass buttons. Royal purple moiré faille, skirt trimmed with black chantilly lace and purple bows.’

Worn by Jessie Benton Fremont

Image and text courtesy MFA Boston.

historicalcorsets:

Fabrique de corsets, Feder & Piesen, Prague.
1899

historicalcorsets:

Fabrique de corsets, Feder & Piesen, Prague.

1899

(Source: esbirky.cz, via eisenmaiden)