3 August 2016

A Little History

Some delightful insights here into the fashions of other times. Plus ça change. My apologies for the quality of some of these images, and also for the imperfect credits- they were just too good to pass up.

One use for the new-style skirts, by Honore Daumier in Le Charivari April16, 1856

More unorthodox but charming use of an item of wear; these bonnets were apparently equally useful for a clandestine embrace, or for rendering the lady unobtainable.

Fashion caricature from Punch, 1870. Punch printed a lot of this sort of thing, and beautifully rendered.

             This was apparently a Victorian invention, from 1887, rather than a joke, or perhaps both.

The London Charivari, 1871. The Burdens of Fashion: 'What we must come to before Love!'

Regrettably, I have no idea where these came from, but they're very much to my taste. Note the matching headgear.

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