Category: fashion

Art Nouveau cicada pendant made from metal and…

Art Nouveau cicada pendant made from metal and amethyst, c. 1910s – 1920s.

In a postcard-perfect valley in southern Norwa…

In a postcard-perfect valley in southern Norway, Annemor Sundbø nurtures her life’s work: old garments, paintings, and other clues to the myths and meaning woven into Norwegian sweaters for centuries. Now she’s trying to bring back the sheep that used to sustain this time-honored craft.

The Norwegian Sweater Detective

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Hand-painted Chinese fan with box marked “S. P.” from the late 19th century.

The Chic Octogenarian Behind Barbie’s Best Loo…

The Chic Octogenarian Behind Barbie’s Best Looks: Meet Carol Spencer, doll dresser extraordinaire and unsung doyenne of American fashion history.

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“Automne” art-nouveau pendant made from enameled gold, René Lalique, circa 1900.

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Gorgeous colorized postcards of traditional dress from Algeria, Austria, Egypt, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and the Ukraine, circa 1910s – 20s.

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Gorgeous colorized postcards of traditional dress from Algeria, Austria, Egypt, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and the Ukraine, circa 1910s – 20s.

Vittorio Matteo Corcos – Princess Evelyne Col…

Vittorio Matteo Corcos –

Princess Evelyne Colonna di Stigliano (detail) -1902

Vittorio Matteo Corcos – Princess Evelyne Col…

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Princess Evelyne Colonna di Stigliano (detail) -1902

Hellinistic openwork hairnet with medallion ma…

Hellinistic openwork hairnet with medallion made from gold, Greece, circa 200 -150 B.C.