Dress, European, ca. 1885. Cotton plain weave with cotton cutwork embroidery (broderie anglaise) & cotton needle lace. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rebecca Thelin/Flickr, and thecourtesanblue/Flickr
#Embellished #gorgeousness! French gown, 2-piece ensemble of faun velvet lavishly tambour embroidered in rose blossom pattern, gold beadwork on cloth of gold collar & bodice appliques, matching bonnet w/ lining stamped in gold "A. Felix Brevete 15 Faub. St. Honore Paris" From upcoming @Augusta Hamilton Auctions Historic and Vintage fashion November 13, 2013 - NYC
Toxic dyes and mercury-laced hats: Exhibit looks at the dark side of fashion
Toxic dyes, mercury-laced hats, constricting footwear. A new exhibition at Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum examines the dangers of wearing and making clothes. As Nichole Jankowski reports, fashion has always had a dark side
Ladies' bag of white moiré silk embroidered in colored silks. Shape is five-sided, flat, with a scalloped top. Borders of flower wreaths. Embroidered on one side with a greyhound and with a long-tailed bird on the other. Worked as two separate panels, joined. Lined in pale blue taffeta. Blue and white silk cord.
Sanguine in winter and vivid in the snow and ice-filled landscape, a skating ensemble cuts a colorful figure for the season. Of a recreation possible in nature only in winter, the skater is a friendly and familiar Currier and Ives avatar of the season
Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England, 1825–1895) and House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Evening dresses, 1887 and 1892. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. Orme Wilson and Mr. R. Thornton Wilson in memory of their mother, Mrs. Caroline Schermerhorn Astor Wilson, 1949 (C.I.49.3.25a,b)