1. Anonymous asked: Please: where is that 1795 Chemise de la Reine located? Which museum collection is it in?

    It’s in the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts.

  2. Anonymous asked: Hello Robbie, I work in a small Nature Conservation Centre in Switzerland. We are planning a small exhibiton about feathers. One topic will be how birds were used in fashion. I would love to use one or two of your pictures of hats with birds on them (posted 20. jan. 2011). What are your terms and conditions for those pictures? Best regards Leila

    Hi! I don’t own any of the images I post, unless it is stated otherwise. Most of them are from online museum collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art or The Victoria & Albert Museum, which have their own terms of use.

    If you would like the sources on any specific images, just let me know, and I’d be happy to link you!

    Sam

  3. Anybody at Dragon*Con?

    Let me know! We can meet up and gab about fashion history!

  4. thestarsonthehorizon asked: I've recently been flipping through your blog and I stumbled upon a post from February 2011 where you posted newspaper clippings from The Times, London, January 19, 1792. I was wondering where you found them. I'm a costume designer and tat resource seems invaluable.

    Sorry it took me so long to respond, I’ve been neglecting this blog horribly this summer as I’m sure people have noticed.

    The London Times are available to the public through ancestry.com and newspaperarchive.com, both of which are unfortunately pay sites. My actual professional background is in historical research, so I tend to accumulate sources and articles while doing other work.

    If you’re interested you can Ask Box me with your email address and I’d be more than happy to give you some specifics as to good research sources :)

  5. Anonymous asked: thank you for making the images available for research! I was wondering - you have a wool corset shown for wearing under a swim suit - early 20th century. Can you please share who owns this? I have come across a similar corset in my travels and we would like to compare. Thank you - Kay

    It’s in the Met. Wherever did you come across another one?! I know they must exist out there, but this is the only one I’ve ever seen detailed photos of.

  6. An exquisite close-up shot of a model in a Lucile ensemble, circa 1912.

    An exquisite close-up shot of a model in a Lucile ensemble, circa 1912.

  7. A Lucile model in a striking chiffon evening dress and fur shawl. Her laurel wreath headband shows the heavy influences of neoclassicism in the early 1910s.

    A Lucile model in a striking chiffon evening dress and fur shawl. Her laurel wreath headband shows the heavy influences of neoclassicism in the early 1910s.

  8. Another gorgeous hobble skirt walking ensemble by Lucile.

    Another gorgeous hobble skirt walking ensemble by Lucile.

  9. A Lucile model in a brilliantly designed, asymmetrical hobble skirt walking ensemble.

    A Lucile model in a brilliantly designed, asymmetrical hobble skirt walking ensemble.

  10. A Lucile model wearing an amazingly embroidered tunic/robe over a simple chiffon dress. I love how Lucile has her posed as a caryatid to reflect the classical influence of the ensemble.

    A Lucile model wearing an amazingly embroidered tunic/robe over a simple chiffon dress. I love how Lucile has her posed as a caryatid to reflect the classical influence of the ensemble.