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I’ll end here with one of my favorite Worth gowns.
“A superb example of dressmaking from the House of Worth, this dress exhibits the aesthetic of the last years of the nineteenth century. The fashionable reverse S-curve silhouette of the dress and the dramatic scroll pattern of the textile reflect the influence of the Art Nouveau movement. The striking graphic juxtaposition of the black velvet on an ivory satin ground creates the illusion of ironwork, with curving tendrils emphasizing the fashionable shape of the garment. In order to achieve this effect, the textile was woven à la disposition, with the intent that each piece would become a specific part of the dress. With this technique, the design of the fabric is intrinsic to the design of the dress.”
This is a French print from circa 1900s, showing what the artist thought the year 2000 would be like.
Click on the photo to be taken to the full collection. It’s interesting how they haven’t thought fashion would drastically change so much!
Betsey Johnson’s Fall collection 2011, He loves me, he loves me not, is a rich infusion of punk, goth, Edwardian and rock n roll.
An Edwardian-inspired wedding dress.
Some of the beautiful Edwardian costumes from the ITV periodic drama Downton Abbey. Here are a few stills of Michelle Dockery as Mary.
(via victoriastation) I just uploaded 42 super-rare photos at vivandlarry.com, including behind the scenes on 21 Days Together, Hamlet, and Roman Spring of Mrs Stone. And this here photo by Cecil Beaton. Yeay!