Loredo 1860’s dresses
HOLY Filigree and bright colours!! :D
I would totally wear this grocery shopping.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
I love the neckline of this dress.
This dress is magnificent. That word just… describes it wholly in my mind.
A group of ‘Pearlies’ from the 1900s. In the 19th century London was full of street traders known as costermongers or costers. In order to attract customers costers would decorate their clothes with mother of pearl buttons which were a common product manufactured in the East End of London. In the 1870s an orphaned road sweeper and rat catcher called Henry Croft took inspiration from this, covered a suit and top hat with pearl buttons and used the notoriety it gave him to raise money for charity.
His idea was quickly adopted by the working class coster families in London. Members of these families covered their suits, dresses, hats, shoes and accessories with pearl button patterns and became known as Pearly Kings, Queens and, in the case of younger family members, Princes and Princesses. Soon there was a Pearly ‘Royal Family’ for each London Borough, each collecting money to help disadvantaged members of their communities. This tradition carries on today with modern Pearlies continuing to raise money for London-based charitable causes.
Lord & Taylor jacket ca. 1883
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art
My god, look at that gorgeous FRINGE.
If someone could give me a link to the original artist of these, that would be fantastic! Printing these out, their so cute!