★ Court Presentation Ensemble (1896)

★ Utterly exquisite court ensemble worn by Emily Warren Roebling for her formal presentation to Queen Victoria in 1896. The wife of Brooklyn Bridge engineer, Washington Augustus Roebling, Emily played a significant role in the building of the bridge by taking over day-to-day… Read More

★ 1885 Women’s Embroidered Boots

★ I love this exquisitely embroidered pair of women’s boots – the flowers are so delicate, and the soft and subtle colours stand out so wonderfully against the black! Currently in the collections of LACMA, they’re made of fine silk, linen, kid leather and suede, and they were… Read More

★ Tales from the Royal Wardrobe with Lucy Worsley

★ There’s a great documentary called ‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe with Lucy Worsley’, currently available to watch on iPlayer, about the clothing worn by the British Royal family over the last 400 years. It goes into all of the subtle… Read More

★ The Comtesse di Castiglione’s Costume Ballgown

★ Ok, so this isn’t strictly ‘Historical Fashion’ so much as historical costume, but I felt compelled to show it to you, because it’s so lovely and utterly striking. It’s a French-made gown of silk satin and velvet, created for Virginia Oldoini, the… Read More

★ Rare Footage of 1950s Fashions in Paris

★ Just a very quick post to share this little gem I found with you. It’s vintage footage of 1950s fashion in Paris, and I absolutely love it. Such a gorgeous peek into an incredibly stylish world of couture clothes and swanky parties. J’adore!… Read More