Katy Werlin

Study Appointments at Museums

Study Appointments at Museums

When studying fashion history or recreating garments, nothing beats seeing actual garments at a museum study appointment.

Read more...

18th Century Women’s Dress 4

18th Century Women’s Dress 4

Katy finishes her walk through of women’s fashion in the second half of the 18th century. Anglaises, francaises, redingotes...

Read more...

18th Century Women’s Dress 3

18th Century Women’s Dress 3

A straightforward overview of the basic styles of women's dress that dominated the first half of the 18th century.

Read more...

18th Century Women’s Dress 2

18th Century Women’s Dress 2

Katy walks us through the undergarments and accessories that helped create the fashionable 18th century look.

Read more...

18th Century Women’s Dress 1

18th Century Women’s Dress 1

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. 

Read more...

Analyzing a Worth Day Dress

Analyzing a Worth Day Dress

The Chicago History Museum's collection contains over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. This one is from 1866-67.

Read more...

A House of Worth Evening Gown

A House of Worth Evening Gown

The Chicago History Museum has over fifty gowns from The House of Worth in its collection. Katy examines their 1890s evening gown.

Read more...

A 1940s Evening Gown from the House of Worth

A 1940s Evening Gown from the House of Worth

The Chicago History Museum has a collection of over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. Here Katy analyses a 1940s example.

Read more...

Go to top