Victorian romance - 3 of 5
Victorian romance - couple in love - circa 1915 hand-tinted photograph. (These are some of my "romantic" favorites.) This image is part of a collection of 16 Victorian Romance Pictures and a collection of 54 Vintage Valentine Clip Art images -- all digitally restored and available as prints or hi-res downloads.
Paul Poiret | Opera coat | French | The Met
Breaking with nineteenth-century couture conventions, Paul Poiret’s designs of the 1910s relied on draping techniques rather than tailoring. This approach yielded soft, flowing forms that hung loosely from the body, a departure from precisely shaped pattern pieces made to fit the exaggerated contours of a corseted figure
North America's #1 auction house for Couture & Vintage Fashion. Augusta Auctions accepts consignments of historic clothing and textiles from museums, estates and individuals.
Paul Poiret |
‘Pré Catelan’ refers to the restaurant in the Bois de Boulogne famous for its lavish Belle Époque interiors. Its attractive gardens made it a favored meeting place on summer evenings. This unlined coat of chiffon-weight lame would have contributed to a spectacular entrance
The Charleston Museum
Black velvet evening coat with beaded ornamentation, designed by the couture House of Worth in Paris, c. 1912. It was worn by Ethel Sanford (1873-1924), wife of carpet industrialist, John Sanford of...
#7199 Worth numbered couture coat at VintageTextile.com
Worth numbered couture coat.With a circular cut,coat is smooth across the shoulders, falling to the hem in deep folds.Ethnic-inspired wide pointed sleeves end with elaborately braided tassels.
Henry Art Gallery - Objects
Dress, evening (woman's) 1917 Plain weave; Net, machine; Pile; Applique Silk velvet; Silk taffeta; Silk net; Moiré ribbon; Smocking TC 83.10-181
From the Archives: Aesthetes, Bohemians & Craftsmen: Artistic Dress, 1880s–1920s
While doing some research for an upcoming blog post, I had the chance to revisit images from our 2008 exhibit Aesthetes, Bohemians & Craftsmen: Artistic Dress, 1880s–1920s. Combining fashion, textiles, furniture and ephemera, Aesthetes, Bohemians & Craftsmen followed the path of the design rebellion that occurred in reaction to 19th century industrialization. Originating in mid-19th century England, Artistic dress was sparked by influential artists who subverted societal norms. Rejecting the…