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What's up! trouvaillesdujour: Prêt-à-Papier or Couture Paper: The Exquisite Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave

What's up! trouvaillesdujour: Prêt-à-Papier or Couture Paper: The Exquisite Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave

The front bodice has seams at center front and from the neck edge over the bust to the hem. Worth cuts the side panel on the bias so the sections fit the body more closely without wrinkling; other designers at this time were cutting the sections on the straight grain. The bodice fastens with lacing at center back and has hand-whipped eyelets.

The front bodice has seams at center front and from the neck edge over the bust to the hem. Worth cuts the side panel on the bias so the sections fit the body more closely without wrinkling; other designers at this time were cutting the sections on the straight grain. The bodice fastens with lacing at center back and has hand-whipped eyelets.

I truly want to KICK myself..the other day a jacket like this in all black was at the goodwilll, and I had it in my cart 2 times..then put it back. Must go tomorrow to see if it still there.

I truly want to KICK myself..the other day a jacket like this in all black was at the goodwilll, and I had it in my cart 2 times..then put it back. Must go tomorrow to see if it still there.

Mid 19th century 'arsenic green' dress, with day bodice. Eleanor Keene

Mid 19th century 'arsenic green' dress, with day bodice. Eleanor Keene

Plainer cut 18th century men's wear. Great pic for showing how the neck tie, vest and waist coat are worn.

Plainer cut 18th century men's wear. Great pic for showing how the neck tie, vest and waist coat are worn.

Anne Cole Lowe (1898—1981) was the earliest African American designer to become part of the New York fashion establishment in 1950. She is best known for designing Jacqueline Kennedy's wedding dress. Ann never repeated a design, every dress was an original. There were 50 yards of silk taffeta, with a very full circular skirt tucked and …

Anne Cole Lowe (1898—1981) was the earliest African American designer to become part of the New York fashion establishment in 1950. She is best known for designing Jacqueline Kennedy's wedding dress. Ann never repeated a design, every dress was an original. There were 50 yards of silk taffeta, with a very full circular skirt tucked and …

We’ve come to the end of our rainbow. So to say goodbye, today’s ‘color’ is the rainbow itself. Time to get colorful!  Venice has always done things its own way, including fashion. This gorgeous Venetian dress from between 1725 and 1740 is incredibly embroidered in every color imaginable.

We’ve come to the end of our rainbow. So to say goodbye, today’s ‘color’ is the rainbow itself. Time to get colorful! Venice has always done things its own way, including fashion. This gorgeous Venetian dress from between 1725 and 1740 is incredibly embroidered in every color imaginable.

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