Period Clothes

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1850s indian gown in sateen and silk georgette, decorated with hand stitched lace and elytra beetle wings. The shawl was starched and ironed before the embroidery.

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1850 ball gown in silk velvet, with pleated bertha and box-pleats ruffles on the sleeves. Inspired to a sketch for Verdi’s “La Traviata” at Teatro alla Scala.

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1850s eveningdress in cotton sateen. Ph: Juliet Labdien, Model: Vilya

 

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1867-68 ball gown: White and black cotton damask, handmade roses and beads attached on the bertha by hand.

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Same ball gown, with a Victorian cloak (1850s)

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1850s evening dress in printed cotton

 

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1840-1860 pleated working dress in cotton gabardine.

 

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Stays and pannier, half 18th century.

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Regency day dress, 1810. White muslin, cotton lace and lilac shantung martingale.

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Robe à la Française (Sacque, Sack dress) 1750-60. Prussian blue taffeta, grey handmade box pleats ruffles, which colour matches the stomacher, decorated with metal butterflies and taffeta ruffles. [Credits: Piero Celli ph.]

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Watteau detail (1750-60)