I thought you might like a glimpse, Fashionable Reader, into some of the things that Alexia might wear underneath one of those amazing dresses of hers in the Parasol Protectorate series.
1872 Ball Gown Charles Fredrick Worth, 1872 The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Bustle 1873, Austrian, Made of cotton and horsehair
OK, so that’s what they were like during Soulless time period of early 1870s.
Here we go!
Dressing Alexia from the Foundation Up
|Godeys Aug 1872 Drawers|
|Stockings 1873 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1875 Garter 1875-1825 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Evening Shoes 1875-1885 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1872 Corset The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Corset Cover 1870 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|1872-1874 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Petticoat 1873 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
And over the whole thing?
|1870-1875 Bonnet The Victoria & Albert Museum|
|1872 Ball Gown Charles Fredrick Worth, The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Cape 1870 The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Parasol 1880s The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
Wedding Fan 1877 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
And what were the men wearing?
1873-1875 The Victoria & Albert Museum; 1875-1880 The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
|1875 Pocket Watch Sotheby’s|
This post first appeared on Retro Rack.
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