fashion & costume history blog

  1. omgthatdress:

Evening Dress
Charles Fredrick Worth, 1886-1887
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

    omgthatdress:

    Evening Dress

    Charles Fredrick Worth, 1886-1887

    The Philadelphia Museum of Art

  2. omgthatdress:

Reception Dress
Charles Fredrick Worth, 1883
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    omgthatdress:

    Reception Dress

    Charles Fredrick Worth, 1883

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  3. omgthatdress:

Evening Dress
Callot Soeurs, 1914
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    omgthatdress:

    Evening Dress

    Callot Soeurs, 1914

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  4. omgthatdress:

Dress
Callot Soeurs, 1922
The Meadow Brook Hall Historic Costume Collection

    omgthatdress:

    Dress

    Callot Soeurs, 1922

    The Meadow Brook Hall Historic Costume Collection

  5. omgthatdress:

Dress and Coat
Callot Soeurs, 1920s
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    omgthatdress:

    Dress and Coat

    Callot Soeurs, 1920s

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  6. wearyruler:

    fripperiesandfobs:

    Dress, late 18th century

    From the Nordiska Museet

    I need this on my body. How can I be expected to reign over my dominion (as I inevitably will, one day) without a dress this fierce?

    (via awesomefashions)

  7. omgthatdress:

Mantua
1720
The Victoria & Albert Museum

    omgthatdress:

    Mantua

    1720

    The Victoria & Albert Museum

  8. omgthatdress:

Mantua
1740s
The Kyoto Museum of Art

    omgthatdress:

    Mantua

    1740s

    The Kyoto Museum of Art

  9. omgthatdress:

Mantua
1708
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    omgthatdress:

    Mantua

    1708

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  10. omgthatdress:

Dress
1807-1811
The Victoria & Albert Museum

    omgthatdress:

    Dress

    1807-1811

    The Victoria & Albert Museum

  11. omgthatdress:

Redingote
1810
The Kyoto Costume Institute

    omgthatdress:

    Redingote

    1810

    The Kyoto Costume Institute

  12. omgthatdress:

Dress
1800
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    omgthatdress:

    Dress

    1800

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  13. omgthatdress:

Pelisse
1809
The Victoria & Albert Museum

    omgthatdress:

    Pelisse

    1809

    The Victoria & Albert Museum

  14. HILLIARD, Nicholas (1547-1619)
Portrait of Elizabeth I, Queen of England
1575-76 Oil on panel, 79 x 61 cm National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, as she fashioned herself, controlled her never aging image. Elizabeth is an icon here. The body’s volume is suppressed. Elizabeth’s head and red hair are like gems placed into a sumptuous setting. Her laced collar and her jewel and pearl-encrusted dress compete for the viewers. She bears the red Tudor rose in her right hand. She also sports a jewelled Tudor rose on her chest just above a phoenix. This mythical desert-bird was a symbol of immortality and regeneration, since it would renew itself by building a funeral pyre and then rise again from its ashes. Here the phoenix functions as a symbol for her reign.

    HILLIARD, Nicholas (1547-1619)

    Portrait of Elizabeth I, Queen of England

    1575-76
    Oil on panel, 79 x 61 cm
    National Portrait Gallery, London

    Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, as she fashioned herself, controlled her never aging image. Elizabeth is an icon here. The body’s volume is suppressed. Elizabeth’s head and red hair are like gems placed into a sumptuous setting. Her laced collar and her jewel and pearl-encrusted dress compete for the viewers. She bears the red Tudor rose in her right hand. She also sports a jewelled Tudor rose on her chest just above a phoenix. This mythical desert-bird was a symbol of immortality and regeneration, since it would renew itself by building a funeral pyre and then rise again from its ashes. Here the phoenix functions as a symbol for her reign.

  15. SANCHEZ COELLO, Alonso (1531-1588)
Infantas Isabel Clara Eugenia and Catalina Micaela
c. 1571 Oil on canvas, 135 x 149 cm Museo del Prado, Madrid

This painting represents the daughters of Philip II and his third wife, Isabelle Valois. They were born in 1566 and 1567, respectively. Isabel Clara Eugenia later married Albert of Austria and as the Regent of Flandres she became the patroness of Rubens.

    SANCHEZ COELLO, Alonso (1531-1588)

    Infantas Isabel Clara Eugenia and Catalina Micaela

    c. 1571
    Oil on canvas, 135 x 149 cm
    Museo del Prado, Madrid

    This painting represents the daughters of Philip II and his third wife, Isabelle Valois. They were born in 1566 and 1567, respectively. Isabel Clara Eugenia later married Albert of Austria and as the Regent of Flandres she became the patroness of Rubens.

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