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Karl Lagerfeld appears with models who stage a demonstration at the end of his Spring/Summer 2015 women's ready-to-wear collection for French fashion house Chanel during Paris Fashion Week, September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Corset Date: late 17th–early 18th century Culture: French Medium: [no medium available] Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1975 Accession Number: 1975.34.2a–c

Why does this look like a picture of little vampire girls spinning and looking creepy?

did King Arthur exist or is it sur-real because of deep cultural longing?: Le tombeau de Merlin - Forêt de Broceliande

Evening boots ca. 1885-90, French (silk, metal) While the slipper and the strapped shoe were the most common choice for evening wear in the last third of the 19th century, boots did occasionally continue to appear. As with shoes, the basic evening boot was satin, either plain or featuring an embroidered vamp, usually in floral or foliate designs.

1894 Tea gown by House of Worth. The sleeves and collar of this teagown reference the early 17th century, which was a common period for Worth to draw from. Although it appears to be a loose garment, the understructure is boned. Even though the garment would not have required such structure for its use, women were often more comfortable when retaining their armor.

from Mail Online

Wilder than her pet cheetah, the sex-mad Black Venus who outwitted the Nazis: Remarkable story of Josephine Baker as Rihanna is set to play legendary seductress in biopic

Inspiration: Josephine Baker | She's So RAW Spring/Summer Collection 2014

ca 1880. French. Linked from the Met Museum. Part 2. Look at the gathering at the train which makes it almost appear as a fish tail.

Textile by Liberty & Co. (British, founded London, 1875), Evening ensemble Chloé (French, founded 1952) Designer: Karl Lagerfeld, 1966. Silk, sequins, plastic beads.

Button (image 5) | French | 1790 | no medium available | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.39.78.1 – .104