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(via yunu) The Life Fantastic by Craig McDean for Vogue US October 2002.
The model shown is wearing an outfit inspired by Catherine II of Russia who reigned as Empress of Russia from 1762-1796(death). The outfit consists of ivory-and-gold damask hand-embroidered waistcoat and skirt, with sable-trimmed shoulders, satin and chiffon blouse with gold lace and sable hat. (Pierre Balmain Haute Couture by Oscar de la Renta)
A scan from a magazine in 1937 showing some figure-controlling undergarment of that time. It is quite hard not to wonder how much time they would spend to get into one of them. (via wistfulrepublic)
A 1940s issue of Vogue showing an inner blouse and waistcoat worn with a ladies suit.
Victorian wedding dress as seen from an 1867 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.