Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I found this image very inspirational for this research project. The ancient Egyptians used looms to weave fabric, they were the first civilization to move fashion away from animal skins.
Two women at a loom, passing their shuttle back and forth Attic black-figured jug, c.550 BC, attributed to the Amasis Painter. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fletcher Fund, 1931 (Eric Schaal, photographer)TimeLife's series, GREAT AGES OF MAN: Classical Greece, 1965:86
Mitts 1830's Black lacy silk knit embroidered with metal beads.
Dress (round gown) c.1795-1800 English Indian ikat muslin; turban of silk gauze figured with wool and silk.
"The word 'dandy' first surfaced as a anme for refined men in England in the early nine teenth century. Encouraged by the Restoration in 1815, aristocrats who had fled to Britain returned to France, and the dandies who returned to Paris became a feature of the city. Their clothes were in the sinple and functional style of English fashion. Since the style was simple without decoration, a cut0to fit, perfect tailoring technique and the use of superior-quality fabric were stressed. The carefully combined color scheme, and the cut that perfectly fits the body line, makes this typical 1830's -style dandy suit almost a work of art."
Man's Ensemble 1830's Dark brown tail coat of wool broadcloth with velvet collar; waistcoat of black silk satin with cut-velvet woven floral pattern; trousers of plaid cotton twill; silk pongee scarf.
Man's Hunting Jacket Mid-18th Century Light-yellow chamois leather; buttons: left, metal in checked pattern; right, tewntieth century replacements.
This stylish hunting jacket is made out of flexible and strong chamois leather. The flaps can either be folded back as reverse or fastened double breasted.