Discovering ways to make your costumes distinctive and imaginative within the realms of historical accuracy.
A little known 1890s Worth afternoon dress, a crisply constructed 1880s tailor-made, and Titanic era lace dresses!
This Tennessee museum has the South's largest collection of Victorian and Edwardian clothing. Lisha walks us through their treasures.
The Chicago History Museum's collection contains over fifty gowns from the House of Worth. This one is from 1866-67.
Memory is fallible, so if you get a chance to photograph a museum collection, do it! Here are Marion's tips for great pictures in museums.
When studying fashion history or recreating garments, nothing beats seeing actual garments at a museum study appointment.
Some you know, some you won't, but in any case, the next time you travel, consider incorporating your passion for fashion.
Did you know that the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute has a large online photo archive of their collection?
Neither did I until recently, since it's impossible to find from their home page!
I've found the back door to it, and sleuthed out a great many other museums with online costume collections!