Sunday, 20 September 2015

Serendipity Sunday - Who are you wearing?

Englishman Charles Worth was the first "fashion designer", with his house in Paris, France in 1858. Before that the textile industry and tailors and dressmakers were largely responsible for fashion design and innovations.    

I recently came across this book...

Costume: Style of dress characteristic of a certain period, country or profession.

Knowing how our ancestors dressed helps in the telling of their stories. 

Doing a search for "costume" at Internet Archive gave results of many books with illustrations of period dress from all over the world, including Canada, America, England, France, Russia, Greece, China Japan, Italy, India, etc.

The Victoria and Albert Museum has a web page of interest: Chronology of Fashion 

Related Post:  Fashionably Early...

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