Tag Archives: 1920s

Soviet Deco Textiles

There were some amazing textiles created in the late 1920s and very early 1930s in Soviet Russia, particularly between about 1927 and 1930. I have been collecting a file as I come across samples online:

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Great resource site – Antique Pattern Library

The Antique Pattern Library has a great resource of copyright free digital PDF reprints of various needlecraft books like these beading books from the 1920s:

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As Seen In – Presentation gown worn by wife of Ontario Premier

From the collection of the Fashion History Museum, this dress was originally owned and worn by Ann Ferguson, wife of the Premier of Ontario Howard Ferguson on the occasion of her presentation at Buckingham Palace. I have tried to find … Continue reading

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Vintage Sartorialist – April 20, 1924

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Rappers and Flappers – Great Gatsby costuming

Rather than writing a review about the costuming of The Great Gatsby, and its mix of modern sensibilities and past aesthetic, I am going to link to an article on Collector’s Weekly where I am part of a larger backlash already … Continue reading

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Shop Windows – Eaton’s department stores – Toronto and Montreal, 1920s

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They’re At The Post…

We just installed two mannequins for the latest Waterloo City Museum exhibition at the Conestoga Mall. They’re At The Post examines the legacy of the Seagram Racing Stables and includes silver cups and other racing memorabilia dating from the 1870s and up. … Continue reading

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Film Costume Reviews – Leatherheads, and Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

(Originally blogged October 19, 2010) As I am down with a cold right now I am watching a lot of movies and from this past weekend I saw two costumed films that are worthy of comment: Leatherheads, and Coco Chanel … Continue reading

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Flapper Hippies?

(Originally blogged June 27, 2010) I ran across another interesting snippet from my files… These are instructions for making a tie-dye robe. At first glance you think this was intended for tripping through Golden Gate Park in 1967 but the instructions … Continue reading

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Film Costume Review – Changeling

(Originally blogged November 20, 2008) This will be the inaugural post of a regular feature on this blog – Film Costume Reviews. Film can be inspirational to different people in different ways. The first time I became enamored with historical … Continue reading

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