Blanka Petráková

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En el mundo de ❦ Jane Austen

En el mundo de ❦ Jane Austen

Dress Elsa Schiaparelli, 1930s Whitaker Auctions

Dress Elsa Schiaparelli, 1930s Whitaker Auctions

This Friday’s frock is a tasteful day dress made of a checkered wool fabric, ca. 1890s. From the John Bright Collection.

This Friday’s frock is a tasteful day dress made of a checkered wool fabric, ca. 1890s. From the John Bright Collection.

Sonia Delaunay, dress, 1920's

S O N I A D E L A U N A Y c o l o r m o v e s: a r t a n d f a s h i o n exhibiting now until June at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

This is a sundress by American designer Claire McCardell. This is an ensemble by American designer Claire McCardell. McCardell is known for creating very functional, sturdy pieces and also for helping cultivate an American look. This dress is made of cotton and dated 1943.

Claire McCardell pioneered the American Look during the She designed for the casual woman, and created easy to wear garments. This sundress shows her classic, Americana style in a halter neckline which was a very popular style starting in the

Suit  Claire McCardell  (American, 1905–1958)  Manufacturer: Townley Frocks (American) Date: 1954–55 Culture: American Medium: (a, b) wool (c) silk

Claire McCardell suit in wool and silk. Gift of Irving Drought Harris, in memory of Claire McCardell Harris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art online collection.

"Edith" 1912 underbust made by Period Corsets®. | Titanic Era Corsets

From 1910 up to around the time of WWI, the silhouette of corsets changed to create a more elongated line, with the corset lengthening to the thigh (adding a level of control around the hips).