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Fashion Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background. Hat decorated with millinery flower.

Period: 18th Century - Sack dress Material: Embroidered thai silk, dyed lace, decorative flowers, the marschallin!!

Period: Century - Sack dress Material: Embroidered thai silk, dyed lace, decorative flowers, the marschallin!

18th Century-Robe a L'anglaise  gown from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

I love the dark red quilted petticoat! Century-Robe a L'anglaise gown from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History~

Before the Automobile: Robe à l'Anglaise

The dress is made of century reproduction Dutch chintz and lined with linen. It is hand sewn with linen tread. Each piece of the bodice.

18th Century Gentleman [ book inspiration: a set of 'gentleman's & ladies' books. Two books in the set one clearly masculine & one feminine, in a clamshell box. ]

The Onslaught of Post-Glutton Gloom

Eighteenth Century men’s wig: Men who could afford it bought wigs. Full-bottomed wigs were preferred up until where the French toupee or English foretop became popular afterwards. They were made by human hair and were powdered for formal dress.

American Duchess:Historical Costuming: How Wide Should Your 18th Century Panniers Be? | Interesting article with a guide to pannier proportions

historical sewing tutorial American Duchess:Historical Costuming: How Wide Should Your Century Panniers Be?

18th century shoes and stockings

The shoes are made of white duchess silk satin and lined with soft leather. The insole and outer sole are both leather. They are hand sewn w.

Massive fur muff with an 18th century cape via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Massive fur muff with an century cape via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Little Red Riding Hood :-)

Detail of costumes designed by Michael O’Connor for The Duchess (2008). Images courtesy of fripperiesandfobs

Detail of late Century Georgian costumes by award winning designer Michael O'Connor for 'The Duchess', - images courtesy of fripperiesandfobs

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