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Fashion History


James Tissot’s Fashion Plates (1864-1878):  A Guest Post by Lucy Paquette

Art historian and author Lucy Paquette is here with a guest post on fashion in the paintings of Victorian artist James Tissot!...

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A Century of Sartorial Style: A Visual Guide to 19th Century Menswear

A visual overview of 19th century men's fashion, looking at general changes decade-by-decade...

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Shades of Victorian Fashion: Crimson, Claret, Scarlet, and Red

During the nineteenth century, red was considered a vibrant, powerful color, suitable for winter cloaks, richly patterned shawls, and dramatic evening dresses....

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Shades of Victorian Fashion: Pretty in 19th Century Pink

During the Victorian era, pink was considered a sweet, feminine color, suitable for the gowns of young ladies in their first season....

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Shades of Victorian Fashion: Lilacs, Lavenders, Plums, and Purples

Purple was one of the most fashionable—and versatile—colors of the Victorian era. ...

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Fashion and Beauty Essentials for a 19th Century Summer Holiday

A look at a few fashion, beauty, and novel necessities for a 19th century summer....

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