These astonishing boots, c. 1870, were featured in the 2008 exhibition “HEIGHTS OF FASHION: A HISTORY OF THE ELEVATED FOOT” at the Esplanade Museum [Alberta, Canada]. So wish I had seen the installation!

For your Saturday soirée - Victorian party boots, c. 1870 velvet & gold leather button boots Via 2008 exhibit 'HEIGHTS OF FASHION.

Evening shoes belonging to Grand Duchess Louise of Baden (née Princess Louise of Prussia, 1838-1923). 1890s. Velvet with gold embroidery. Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection, via the FIDM Museum Blog.

Evening shoes belonging to Grand Duchess Louise of Baden ( Princess Louise of Prussia)

Late Victorian Reception Dress, ca.1890 by weddingbuy

1890 Reception Dress (Bodice and Skirt).Brocaded silk satin, cotton net, and beads.

Dress, ca 1875, C.I.69.14.5a–c_B, Met" data-componentType="MODAL_PIN

Silk ballgown by Elise of Regent St, London c. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

House of Worth, ca. 1890

1890 Reception Dress (Bodice and Skirt).Brocaded silk satin, cotton net, and beads.

Robe à transformation, 1865-68 From Les Arts Décoratifs via...

From Les Arts Décoratifs via Europeana FashionFripperies

c. 1888 Plaid Wool Coat with detachable postillion cape

This looks like a female Sherlock Holmes costume! Tan plaid wool coat with detachable postillion cape (checked wool cap is from the Cambrian Factory in Wales, made at a much later date), c.

Emile Pingat - French, c.1878

Very pretty 1878 evening gown by Emile Pingat - French.

Evening Gown -- House of Worth -- French -- 1893-95 -- Silk -- Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute by roseann

thevintagethimble: “ Evening dress House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Date: Culture: French, Medium: silk.

1885 ensemble from Fashion History Museum, Ontario.

Dress, American, ca. Fashion History Museum, Ontario, via A Vintage Ramble Paisley! I have to look at actual examples of historic clothing frequently to remind myself of the colorful prints and stripes that were used.

Empress Maria Feodorovna's dress 1894

Ball gown Gustave Beer (French) Date:

House of Worth, Ensemble, 1894, Culture: French, Medium: silk, beads, jet fur, & linen, back view

1894 House of Worth Ensemble, French: silk, beads, jet fur, and linen back view.

Dress ca. 1880, From Kent State University Museum

Dress ca. 1880 (detail) From the Kent State University Museum on.

Festive Attyre: 1890's

Cycling Ensemble 1895 by Liyl

Dress, 1874. McCord Museum, Montreal

Отделка лифа 1874 Dress via McCord Museum, Montreal.

Tea gown, American, ca. 1880. Silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tea gown, American, ca. Metropolitan Museum of Art

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