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Laces and Loonies

fripperiesandfobs:

Court dress of Queen Margherita of Italy ca. 1878-9

From the Palazzo Mocenigo

fashioninhistory:

Ball Gown
Jacques Doucet
1898-1900
This ball gown is simplistic in design, yet extravagant by the choice of materials used. The sheer overlayer is enhanced by the solid lamé underlayers and a sense of luxury is added by the hidden lace flounce at the hem. Undoubtedly, a woman would make an entrance in this dress, as it is extremely seductive with its form fitting silhouette and low décolleté.

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fashioninhistory:

Ball Gown

Jacques Doucet

1898-1900

This ball gown is simplistic in design, yet extravagant by the choice of materials used. The sheer overlayer is enhanced by the solid lamé underlayers and a sense of luxury is added by the hidden lace flounce at the hem. Undoubtedly, a woman would make an entrance in this dress, as it is extremely seductive with its form fitting silhouette and low décolleté.

Apr 17th at 12AM / via: kaleigh-marie / op: fashioninhistory / reblog / 286 notes

fripperiesandfobs:

Day dress, 1900’s

From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev via Fashion Blog

thevintagethimble:

The Holcombe Mirror
Uplyme, East Devon, England. Iron Age, about AD 30-70

An unexpected discovery
In 1967 Devon Archaeological Society heard that a Roman mosaic pavement had been found by a farmer near Uplyme in East Devon. The Society started archaeological excavations at the site in 1969 and discovered a Roman villa. In 1970 a volunteer on the dig, Nicholas Riall, was excavating a pit found under the floor of one of the rooms in the villa. The pit belonged to a farm or settlement on the same spot the Villa was later built. In the bottom of the pit he found an Iron Age bronze mirror, which was placed there during the first century AD.

The mirror is made from bronze and is decorated with a symmetrical ‘Celtic’ or La Tene design. The decoration is on the back of the mirror, with the polished side where you saw your reflection on the other side. The complicated design is now difficult to see because it was badly corroded by being buried for 2000 years at the bottom of a pit. In fact, when the mirror was first found, no one could see any decoration on the mirror plate at all. It was only after it was carefully cleaned by conservators at the British Museum that the design could be made out.

The plate of the mirror is only 1 mm thick and binding strip around the edge helped to protect it. The grip that holds the handle to the mirror is decorated with two counterpoised trumpet scrolls. When you look at the mirror with the handle at the top, this grip looks like the face of a smiling cat. | The British Museum

fashionsfromhistory:

Costume for Norma Shearer as Juliet in “Romeo & Juliet”

Adrian

1936

Profiles in History

(Source: gameofthronesdaily)

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suzani:

Uzbek old traditional ethnic clothes, central asian textiles.

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suzani:

Uzbek old traditional ethnic clothes, central asian textiles.

(Source: pinterest.com)

Apr 5th at 11PM / via: hoop-skirts-and-corsets / op: suzani / reblog / 189 notes
omgthatdress:

Ensemble
1897
The FIDM Museum

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omgthatdress:

Ensemble

1897

The FIDM Museum

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