Sweater | c. 1895
This very early sportswear sweater combines the aesthetics of fashionable dress through its large gigot sleeves and overall silhouette with the informal sportiness inherent in any knit fabric. Casual wear, such as this, is rare in museum collections because of the nature of its use and the intrinsic value people placed on more formal attire.
Evenign dress ca. 1784-1790 via The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Would it be absolutely ridiculous if I wore my hair like that?
Gown by Gabriella Pescucci from Age of Innocence (1993)
Giovanni Boldini | Marchesa Luisa Casati with a greyhound | c. 1908
I completely forgot her in my “Favorite 20th Century Icon” post earlier. She is the namesake of the Marchesa fashion house (for those of you who didn’t know).
koriand-r asked: I absolutely love this blog. As a fashion student I always try to follow some fashion tumblrs, but they never satisfy me. This blog just sums up my passion and I am on a reblogging spree. Thank you for being awesome and supplying inspiration.
Thank you! Where do you study fashion?
Giovanni Boldini | “The Black Sash” | c. 1905
vogueupinthisbitch asked: Favorite 20th century fashion icon?
Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark
Consuelo Vanderbilt, Duchess of Marlborough
Wedding Dress | Paquin | c. 1910