Tag Archives: Victorian

Victorian Fashion Tear Sheets

The museum has been given boxes of clippings and tear sheets from various donors over the years. From scrapbooks with favourite dresses cut out of Vogue magazine by an anonymous teenage girl in the 1930s to a filing cabinet of … Continue reading

Posted in Photos | Tagged | Leave a comment

Myth Information “Everyone was so tiny back then…”

These images from the 1870s should dispel that myth…

Posted in Myth Information | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Our first Youtube

The Fashion History Museum put together this vignette on the history of Victorian fashion plates to the tune of the Jenny Lind polka.

Posted in Fashion History Museum | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Women in advertising – literally

From the website Luminous Lint comes these photographs of women dressed in the paraphernalia of products offered by the company they are representing. It seems to have been a popular advertising idea for local parades in the late 1880s and early … Continue reading

Posted in fancy dress | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Literary Fashionista Dolly Varden

I am currently working on a book about fashion in the 1960s (my posts have been a little heavy on that decade lately for a reason.) While pondering fashion leaders of that decade it’s hard not to consider literary figures … Continue reading

Posted in Books, millinery, Textiles | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Film Costume Review – The Europeans

I somehow missed this Merchant Ivory classic (and I thought I had seen them all) but this film just played the other night on Turner Classic Movies, and if you haven’t seen it and are a fan of Victorian fashions, … Continue reading

Posted in film costuming | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Book Reviews: Victorian Wedding Dresses and Sunbonnets

(Originally blogged March 10, 2010) I am often sent books to review and recently two books came in the mail from Texas Tech University Press: Victorian Wedding Dress in the United States is part of the ‘History through Paper Doll’ … Continue reading

Posted in Books, millinery, Ritual - Hatch/Match/Dispatch | Tagged | Leave a comment