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late 19th/early 20th century -Qajar

late 19th/early 20th century -Qajar

Ceremonial court dress, Ivanov workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia, late 19th to early 20th centuries. State Hermitage Museum, via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Petersburg, Russia, late to early century. Hermitage Museum, via Ghosts of Imperial Russia

Two-piece walking dress, by Sartoria B. Pontecorvo, Rome, beginning of the 20th century (before 1906), at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

Two-piece walking dress, by Sartoria B. Pontecorvo, Rome, beginning of the century (before at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

Marie Antoinette's Playhouse

The Admirer By Artist Cleto Luzzi (Italian

Gibson Girl - This was the ideal look of beauty portrayed by the pen and ink illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson. This spanned from the late 19th to the early twentieth century. The Gibson girl represented the composite of a thousand American girls.

Bird Millman was a Ziegfeld Follies girl and a high wire performer for Barnum & Bailey. This picture is beautiful

Fashion at the races, Les Modes July 1910. Photo by Édition

Fashion at the races, Les Modes July 1910. Photo by Édition

Cream crinoline gown with blue embroidery, by Norman Hartnell. Worn by Queen Elizabeth II during the Tour of Canada and the United States of America, October 1957. The Royal Collection © 2008, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Black-and-white photo "Queen Elizabeth in Williamsburg, dated October 16, 1957: Queen Elizabeth attends dinner at the historical old Williamsburg Inn, USA /original photo (via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr). CLICK THROUGH FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Cream crinoline gown with blue embroidery, by Norman Hartnell. Worn by Queen Elizabeth II during the Tour of Canada and the United States of America, October Black-and-white photo "Queen Elizabeth in Williamsburg, dated October

My Notorious Life Based on a true story, this is historical fiction at it's best.

Need to read this- My Notorious Life Based on a true story, this is historical fiction at it's best.

Whitaker Auctions calls this a "wizard coat" because it has "exaggerated wizard sleeves." Wool, with those sleeves appliquéd in darker brown with black silk tassels, fur collar and cuff, contrasting faux button trim, and satin lining.

LOT 504 WOOL COAT with APPLIQUE and FUR TRIM, EARLY 20th C. - whitakerauction

FAKE fur is BETTER. Whitaker Auctions calls this a "wizard coat" because it has "exaggerated wizard sleeves." Wool, with those sleeves appliquéd in darker brown with black silk tassels, fur collar and cuff, contrasting faux button trim and satin lining.

I wish I could better place the year on this. Figure it's early 20th century, 1895-1915

GD Dmitri’s father Grand duke Paul Alexandrovich.

The Decophile: The Circus

Vintage photographs of beautiful women I found at Zazzle Early French postcard Vintage Naughty French Pin Up Girl Photograp.

Gibson  Girl

Lily Elsie---A classic Gibson girl blouse with yards of lace insertion.

While white is now de rigueur for bridal attire, the fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late 19th century. This dress is a good example of the more practical 19th century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings. | Wedding ensemble, 1878.  American. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Genevieve Doherty in memory of Mrs. John Henry, 1964 (2009.300.18a, b).

While white is now de rigueur for bridal attire, the fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late century. This dress is a good example of the more practical century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings.

Robe a l'anglaise - 1785-87 - French - silk  MET C.I.66.39a,b  Notes love the waist tabs in the front and the mini robing like dividers

Robe à l’Anglaise, French, circa Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art…

This very tiny collection of gowns from 1910-15 are part of the fifty-thousand strong collection that forms the Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation. The last two photos feature various costumes ranging from the late 19th to early 20th century featured on the Foundation’s website.

And on Wednesdays, we wear pink (Gowns from the Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation, circa

Portrait of a young woman, ca. 1910

- This is the smooth, curving silhouette with softly blousing bosom and nipped-in waist that every woman tried to achieve in this era.

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