Feeding my obsession for all things corsetry and pre-modern era fashion. I'm also an aspiring corsetier. If you have any questions about corseting/training, feel free to ask!
Laces and Loonies
whenasinsilks:


Dress, embroidered cotton muslin trimmed with self-fabric ruffles, c. 1850, point of origin not listed.
National Trust inventory no. 1360687

whenasinsilks:

Dress, embroidered cotton muslin trimmed with self-fabric ruffles, c. 1850, point of origin not listed.

National Trust inventory no. 1360687

Jul 15th at 8AM / via: whenasinsilks / op: whenasinsilks / reblog / 10 notes
fashionsfromhistory:

Costume for Ganna Walska as Violetta in “La Traviata”
Erte & Redfern
1923
LACMA

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fashionsfromhistory:

Costume for Ganna Walska as Violetta in “La Traviata”

Erte & Redfern

1923

LACMA

fashionsfromhistory:

Costume Worn by Mitzi Gaynor in “The I Don’t Care Girl”
1953
Charles LeMaire
Bonhams

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fashionsfromhistory:

Costume Worn by Mitzi Gaynor in “The I Don’t Care Girl”

1953

Charles LeMaire

Bonhams

fashionsfromhistory:

Coat

1900-1925

Albania 

MET

Jul 10th at 3PM / via: kaleigh-marie / op: fashionsfromhistory / reblog / 4,544 notes

thegetty:

Is she bored? Is she distressed? Perhaps she’s simply exhausted from a night of dancing.

Jean-Antoine Watteau expressively sketched her silk dress with red and white chalk to create a relaxed, intimate life study. 

Costume Profile: French Socialite 

Fabric: Silk
To be worn: In elegant company

Fashion Fridays explores art, history, and costume inspired by the exhibition Rococo to Revolution #NowOnView

Seated Woman with a Fan, about 1717, Jean-Antoine Watteau. The J. Paul Getty Museum

Jul 4th at 4PM / via: thegetty / op: thegetty / reblog / 278 notes

ugh this assignment

cwnerd12:

We’re supposed to have a references page but at the same time we’re supposed to be writing about shit we already know about

I JUST KNOW THIS SHIT ABOUT MOURNING BECAUSE I’VE RUN A HISTORICAL FASHION TUMBLR SINCE 2010.

I’M AN EXPERT.  I KNOW THINGS.

Jun 29th at 1AM / via: omgthatdress / op: cwnerd12 / reblog / 61 notes

asylum-art:

 Renaissance Metal Art - Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Etching, derived from an ancient Germanic word for ‘eat’, uses corrosive acids to bite designs into hard surfaces like metal. The background can either be eaten away so the design stands out in relief, or the design itself can be bitten into the surface. The technique creates a shallow relief making it possible to create highly decorated objects without compromising the structural integrity of the metal making it suitable for items like weapons, locks and tool. Between 1500 and 1750 production centred on southern Germany and northern Italy where etched armour was a speciality.

Padlock and Key, c 1580
Southern Germany, Steel

Helmet (Morion), c 1580
Northern Italy, Steel

Gauntlet, c 1580
Northern Italy, Steel

Thigh Defence (Cuisse), c 1515-1525
Augsburg, Southern Germany – Steel

Barrel-Maker’s Knife, 1702
Germany – Steel, brass

Casket, c 1570-1600
Germany, Steelcartwork.

Cranequin, c 1565-1574
Southern Germany, Steel-wood-rope

Jun 27th at 8AM / via: lucy-corsetry / op: asylum-art / reblog / 2,352 notes

fripperiesandfobs:

Costume designed by Maurizio Millenotti for Valeria Golino in Immortal Beloved (1994)

From Tirelli Costumi