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Katy finishes her walk through of women’s fashion in the second half of the 18th century. Anglaises, francaises, redingotes...
A straightforward overview of the basic styles of women's dress that dominated the first half of the 18th century.
Katy walks us through the undergarments and accessories that helped create the fashionable 18th century look.
Fashion is deeply connected with the socio-cultural world in which it arises. Katy explains some of the driving forces of the 18th c. world.
The Chicago History Museum's collection contains over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. This one is from 1866-67.
The Chicago History Museum has over fifty gowns from The House of Worth in its collection. Katy examines their 1890s evening gown.
The Chicago History Museum has a collection of over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. Here Katy analyses a 1940s example.
When studying fashion history or recreating garments, nothing beats seeing actual garments at a museum study appointment.