for the love of all
things beautiful


The blog of an obsessive fashion design student, filled with incessant reblogs of pretty things I would punch a few people for.

ephemeral-elegance:

Velvet Ensemble (Two Piece Dress, Jacket, and Bonnet), ca. 1882

Josephine Egan

via The Met

ephemeral-elegance:

Velvet Ensemble (Two Piece Dress, Jacket, and Bonnet), ca. 1882

Josephine Egan

via The Met

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lesanneeselegantes:

l’Art et la Mode - 1924

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fashionsfromhistory:

Dress Made in Celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation

c.1953

MFA

baroque-ladies:

Baroque http://baroque-ladies.tumblr.com/

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vivelareine:

[Marie Antoinette] had, among her women, young girls from the Maison de St. Cyr, all well born; the Queen forbade them the play when the performances were not suitable; sometimes, when old plays were to be represented, if she found she could not with certainty trust to her memory, she would take the trouble to read them in the morning, to enable her to decide whether the girls should or should not go to see them,—rightly considering herself bound to watch over their morals and conduct.

—the memoirs of Madame Campan

[image:  Salle de L’Opera at Versailles, via New York Public Library Digital Gallery]

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labellefilleart:

Woman in White, Alexander Leontovsky 

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Ida Rubinstein as Istar, Leon Bakst

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labellefilleart:

Young Woman by the Sea, Edouard Manet

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labellefilleart:

Kornélia Lotz in White, Károly Lotz