1. 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.

  2. A Lucile model in a fur coat and high-waisted dress, circa 1912.

    A Lucile model in a fur coat and high-waisted dress, circa 1912.

  3. A gorgeous fur and feather hat, Schiaparelli, 1948.

    A gorgeous fur and feather hat, Schiaparelli, 1948.

  4. This admittedly odd ocelot fur coat and hat was a part of Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection.

    The ensemble was used, and somewhat parodied, in Inglorious Basterds, where a version of it was worn by Julie Dreyfus’ character Francesca Mondino.

  5. A super posh Schiaparelli blazer/jacket with a fur collar, Fall-Winter 1938.

    A super posh Schiaparelli blazer/jacket with a fur collar, Fall-Winter 1938.

  6. Another ermine evening coat. This one made in 1926 by Revillon Frèrès. Revillon Frèrès started as a French fur trading company in 1723. By the late 19th century it was considered the foremost furrier in the world with stores in London, Paris, New York and Montreal.

    Another ermine evening coat. This one made in 1926 by Revillon Frèrès. Revillon Frèrès started as a French fur trading company in 1723. By the late 19th century it was considered the foremost furrier in the world with stores in London, Paris, New York and Montreal.

  7. This 1925 evening coat is made of ermine and chinchilla, two of the world’s most expensive furs. It has an additional, and wholly unnecessary, attached fur cape showing that this coat would have been used as a statement of wealth as much as a statement of fashion in the luxurious high society world of the late 1920s.

    This 1925 evening coat is made of ermine and chinchilla, two of the world’s most expensive furs. It has an additional, and wholly unnecessary, attached fur cape showing that this coat would have been used as a statement of wealth as much as a statement of fashion in the luxurious high society world of the late 1920s.

  8. I had many comments on the creepifying weasel face on this bonnet. This was unfortunately not a one time occurrence, and was in fact considered quite fashionable for a frightfully long period of time around the turn of the century. This ermine accessory set is from the 1890s.

    I had many comments on the creepifying weasel face on this bonnet. This was unfortunately not a one time occurrence, and was in fact considered quite fashionable for a frightfully long period of time around the turn of the century. This ermine accessory set is from the 1890s.