Gilded Age fashions

All the beautiful fashions of the Gilded Age/Belle Epoque
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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.

Ball gown, by Charles Frederick Worth, c. 1872, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Worn by Mrs. William De Forest Manice at the French and English courts during the reigns of Napoleon III and Queen Victoria. When worn on such occasions, the dress had a detachable brocade train, since destroyed. According to the Met, the decorative panels / trimmings are an emulation of Middle Eastern enamels. CLICK THROUGH FOR BIGGER IMAGES.

Ball gown, by Charles Frederick Worth, c. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Quick change idea: Stiff pleats of bodice attached w/ sash and matching shoulder decoration

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.