Here are three lovely pages from the National Cloak and Suit Company’s 1910 catalog. The details on these outfits are dizzying. All of the inset lace, braided trims and minute pleats and tucks are amazing. I love the models with their Gibson-esque faces.
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I love the hat on this model from the cover of a 1910 issue of McCall’s. Also note the transparent bodice lace with gold trim. Simply scrumptious!
This is a friend of mine, showing off one of the beautiful 19-teens suits from her collection. Thanks for the picture, Errin!
This beautiful tea dress was sold on eBay by USVainen, a seller (sadly, retired) whose knowledge of vintage fashion was astounding and whose descriptions were delightful. This seller graciously agreed to let me share her images and words on my site, and I think you’ll enjoy them as much as I did! The description is [...]
What a wonderful color! This is an original linen afternoon suit circa 1913-1915. Note all of the marvelous details, including the double peplum, the crisp white linen collar and cuffs and the tailored skirt. This is a “transition” fashion–right between the era of the slim skirt (1911-1913) and the flounced waistline (1914-1917). It looks perfect [...]
Here is a circa 1914 evening gown, which is on display at the Museum of the City of New York. Rhinestone embroidered tulle over pale lavender satin, ice-blue chiffon tunic edged with rhinestones and satin glass bead fringe by the eminent designer, Frederick Worth. The gown was originally worn by Mrs. William Storrs Wells.
Dresses from a 1914 catalog. Note the varied overskirts, ruffles, and trims.
This is a marvelous original tea gown or afternoon dress ca. 1913. My model posed in it for me while we were having tea in the Ritz-Carlton’s sumptuous tea room! This dress features the overskirts that became so popular in the early ‘teens and has wonderful sleeves with cuffs matching the collar. Flowered pink silk [...]
This stunning gown was sold on eBay by USVainen, a seller (sadly, retired now) whose knowledge of vintage fashion was astounding and whose descriptions were delightful. This seller graciously agreed to let me share her images and words on my site, and I think you’ll enjoy them as much as I did! The description is [...]
I costumed a new Titanic documentary, titled “Women and Children First,” in April of 1998. Here are two of the extras used in the filming (the one on the left is yours truly, complete with vintage glasses!). The dress on the right is straight out of a 1912 ladies’ catalog and features beautiful draping and [...]