Masterpieces of Women's Costume of the 18th and 19th Centuries
Splendid view of elegant dresses, expertly rendered by noted theatrical designer, includes finely detailed illustrations of 32 complete costumes and three blouses, shown in color and black-and-white. Here are exquisitely embroidered, full-skirted dresses circa 1700, a high-waisted Empire dress (1820), a magnificent silk dress with an extended bustle and pleated overskirt (1880), more.
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This is a slightly altered reproduction of a book originally published in 1959. Aline Bernstein, who among other things was a theatrical costume designer, produced the material in 1930 with the aid of ... Read full review
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18th Century Aline Bernstein AMERICAN back lacing bands blue satin bodice is long braid brassière brocaded Bustle CATALOGS Chemise chiné cloth collar and undersleeves corded Corset of white Corset waist costume design cotton thread curls decade Drawers dress is trimmed ecru edges English eyelet Erté eyelet embroidery fashion fine cotton flowers folds FRANKLIN SIMON FRENCH frill front lacing green silk grosgrain Hair arrangement heavy linen heavy white hoop linen tapes Mineola mohair nainsook neck º º º ornament Pannier pattern peplum Petticoat of heavy pink silk plaid Plate Dress pleated puffings puffs quilted ribbon trimming ruffles ſae shade Shift Shoes of black shoulder side silk dress silk threads skirt is wide sleeves steel-hooked front closing Stella Blum stiffened with metal theatre trimmed with lace trimmed with tucks velvet buttons waist of heavy white cotton white muslin white twill worn woven