1. A smart ensemble designed by Lucile in 1911.

    A smart ensemble designed by Lucile in 1911.

  2. An absolutely gorgeous visiting gown and bolero jacket designed by Lucile in 1905.

    An absolutely gorgeous visiting gown and bolero jacket designed by Lucile in 1905.

  3. The sculptural tailoring on this suit from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection is absolutely gorgeous.

    The sculptural tailoring on this suit from Schiaparelli’s Fall-Winter 1938-1939 collection is absolutely gorgeous.

  4. A boy’s full Little Lord Fauntleroy ensemble from circa 1885.

    A boy’s full Little Lord Fauntleroy ensemble from circa 1885.

  5. A little boy’s fancy velvet suit made in Stamford, Connecticut in 1879.
The mention of such suits in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1885-1886 novel Little Lord Fauntleroy would soon cause a fashion phenomenon that would have little boys everywhere suffering through close to a decade of being dressed up as living Little Lord Fauntleroy dolls.

    A little boy’s fancy velvet suit made in Stamford, Connecticut in 1879.

    The mention of such suits in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1885-1886 novel Little Lord Fauntleroy would soon cause a fashion phenomenon that would have little boys everywhere suffering through close to a decade of being dressed up as living Little Lord Fauntleroy dolls.

  6. A smart boy’s tweed jacket and wool vest which would have been appropriate for schoolwear between 1870 and 1874.

    A smart boy’s tweed jacket and wool vest which would have been appropriate for schoolwear between 1870 and 1874.

  7. A very smart boy’s wool tartan suit from circa 1860.

    A very smart boy’s wool tartan suit from circa 1860.

  8. A posh velvet ensemble for a three or four-year-old boy dating from 1855.

    A posh velvet ensemble for a three or four-year-old boy dating from 1855.

  9. A boy’s suit-style wool dress with very snazzy corded trim dating from between 1850 and 1855.

    A boy’s suit-style wool dress with very snazzy corded trim dating from between 1850 and 1855.