Antiquated Fashions

A chronicle of fashion from vikings to the Victorian age, and beyond.

If you want to request anything, I'll do my best to find it. :)

BY COUNTRY:
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BY TYPE:
[ Extant | Illustration ]

BY CENTURY:
[ 12th Century | 16th Century | 18th Century | 19th Century | 20th Century ]

Arrow of Gold by Paul Poiret.

1924-25, France.

Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Poiret was one of the most important figures in 20th century fashion, so I’m obliged to have some of his work in here! Poiret was a pivotal and sometimes controversial figure during the Belle Époque of 1900-1910. He pushed fashion to be recognised as an art form by daring to go beyond what was ‘safe,’ and constantly turned heads with extravagance and opulence. That being said, the paucity that followed WWI did not bode well for his particular style.

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