Corset en satin de soie bleue 1890' de marque "LEOUZON" évantaillé et brodé de soie bleue, orné de dentelle ivoire en haut et en bas, doublé et comportant 32 baleines - Busc de 31 cm avec 4 attaches - Tour de taille 50 cm. Collection Nuits de Satin

Corset en satin de soie bleue 1890' de marque "LEOUZON" évantaillé et brodé de soie bleue, orné de dentelle ivoire en haut et en bas, doublé et comportant 32 baleines - Busc de 31 cm avec 4 attaches - Tour de taille 50 cm. Collection Nuits de Satin

Circa 1880 Hat. The use of feathers as a decorative element, rather than as stuffing, was a relatively new idea in the 1870s; by the 1880s the whole bird becomes a prevalent feature. The dark rich colors in a variety of shades echo the upholstered decor of the period.

Circa 1880 Hat. The use of feathers as a decorative element, rather than as stuffing, was a relatively new idea in the 1870s; by the 1880s the whole bird becomes a prevalent feature. The dark rich colors in a variety of shades echo the upholstered decor of the period.

Tiny Particle Made Up of Silk and Diamond can Lead to a Novel Imaging and Drug Delivery Tool

Tiny Particle Made Up of Silk and Diamond can Lead to a Novel Imaging and Drug Delivery Tool

Revolutionary War period uniform coat, c. 1776. It was reputedly worn by General Thomas Pinckney with the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons. Though the use of silk is rare, officers were responsible for their own uniforms, so there would be nothing to restrain an officer from ordering a silk coat. Charleston Museum

Revolutionary War period uniform coat, c. 1776. It was reputedly worn by General Thomas Pinckney with the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons. Though the use of silk is rare, officers were responsible for their own uniforms, so there would be nothing to restrain an officer from ordering a silk coat. Charleston Museum

Afternoon dress, ca 1785 England, the Victoria & Albert Museum - In the 1770s & 1780s printed cotton fabrics began to replace silk in popularity for women’s gowns. This gown has a dotted ground & is printed in a repeating pattern of floral sprays. The gown has a fitted back & open front below the waist, revealing a petticoat of the same fabric. The lack of decoration and use of cotton instead of silk shows that this gown was probably worn during summer afternoons rather than for evening…

Afternoon dress, ca 1785 England, the Victoria & Albert Museum - In the 1770s & 1780s printed cotton fabrics began to replace silk in popularity for women’s gowns. This gown has a dotted ground & is printed in a repeating pattern of floral sprays. The gown has a fitted back & open front below the waist, revealing a petticoat of the same fabric. The lack of decoration and use of cotton instead of silk shows that this gown was probably worn during summer afternoons rather than for evening…

Caffè Florian in Venice, Italy’s oldest café, makes stunning use of Rubelli’s Basegio damask in rich carmine on its banquettes. Photo: Federico Cedrone

Rubelli's New Book Tells a Story of Silk in Venice

Caffè Florian in Venice, Italy’s oldest café, makes stunning use of Rubelli’s Basegio damask in rich carmine on its banquettes. Photo: Federico Cedrone

Dress- robe à la française worn with a visible petticoat, full back, corset, pannier, and stomacher. Made in France 1760 using 1750 material, most likely made of silk.

Dress- robe à la française worn with a visible petticoat, full back, corset, pannier, and stomacher. Made in France 1760 using 1750 material, most likely made of silk.

Assoulin was inspired by interiors - "from the fabrics you might see on a couch to less likely furnishings" - so i decided to place her pieces ex situ; in textured, painterly landscapes that would highlight her use of tweed, plaid, cable-knit wool and layers of silk...

Rosie Assoulin ex situ

Assoulin was inspired by interiors - "from the fabrics you might see on a couch to less likely furnishings" - so i decided to place her pieces ex situ; in textured, painterly landscapes that would highlight her use of tweed, plaid, cable-knit wool and layers of silk...

Heron Maiden--n the Japanese folk- tale of The Heron Maiden, a young man comes across a wounded heron, and he takes it in and nurses it back to health.

The Heron Maiden: A Japanese folk-tale.

Heron Maiden--n the Japanese folk- tale of The Heron Maiden, a young man comes across a wounded heron, and he takes it in and nurses it back to health.

Dress, E Stauffer, New York, ca 1900, silk, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979.346.207 The dress is of silk satin trimmed with lace (probably linen), and is shaped almost entirely through the use of pintucks.  Long graduated pintucks in the torso nip in the dress around the waist, and short horizontal pintucks down the front of the sleeves help the sleeves to curve with the arm.

Dress, E Stauffer, New York, ca 1900, silk, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979.346.207 The dress is of silk satin trimmed with lace (probably linen), and is shaped almost entirely through the use of pintucks. Long graduated pintucks in the torso nip in the dress around the waist, and short horizontal pintucks down the front of the sleeves help the sleeves to curve with the arm.

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