#Embellished #gorgeousness! French gown, 2-piece ensemble of faun velvet lavishly tambour embroidered in rose blossom pattern, gold beadwork on cloth of gold collar & bodice appliques, matching bonnet w/ lining stamped in gold "A. Felix Brevete 15 Faub. St. Honore Paris" From upcoming @Augusta Hamilton Auctions Historic and Vintage fashion November 13, 2013 - NYC
Toxic dyes and mercury-laced hats: Exhibit looks at the dark side of fashion
Toxic dyes, mercury-laced hats, constricting footwear. A new exhibition at Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum examines the dangers of wearing and making clothes. As Nichole Jankowski reports, fashion has always had a dark side
Purse (France), 1820–40
Ladies' bag of white moiré silk embroidered in colored silks. Shape is five-sided, flat, with a scalloped top. Borders of flower wreaths. Embroidered on one side with a greyhound and with a long-tailed bird on the other. Worked as two separate panels, joined. Lined in pale blue taffeta. Blue and white silk cord.
Skating ensemble | British | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sanguine in winter and vivid in the snow and ice-filled landscape, a skating ensemble cuts a colorful figure for the season. Of a recreation possible in nature only in winter, the skater is a friendly and familiar Currier and Ives avatar of the season