I was curious whether you knew of anywhere to find books and information on Charles Frederick Worth?

Saddly no, dear. I wish I could find some too.

I’m kinda back, guys!

I’ll not as active as before, but I’m back!

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Fashion Dictionary: Albert boots

Period:1840 - ca. 1870

Male side-lacing boots with cloth tops and patent-leather toe-caps; often with “a close row of little mother-of-pearl buttons down the front; not for any purpose, for the real method of fastening being by the humble lace and tag at the side” (1846, Albert Smith, The Natural History of the Gent).

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(Attributed) Paul Poiret’s Parasol, ca. 1910, Japanese
Met Museum

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Parasol, early 1900s, American
Met Museum

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Mourning Parasol, 1895-1900, American
Met Museum

A beautiful as well as large parasol, it is decidedly for mourning. This fact is evidenced by the hidden mourning crepe found in the middle layer between the taffeta and the densely ruched mousseline de soie. The handle is also extremely refined.

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Parasol, 1890s, American
Met Museum

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Parasol, 1890, Probably American
Met Museum

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Parasol, 1885, Probably British
Met Museum

The parasol featured is made with two sheer fabrics of different colors, and one can imagine that the combination of the black and claret with the sun shining through would be very beautiful and opulent for both the observer and the wearer. The handle of this parasol is of great interest, for it is carved to imitate alligator skin which is more associated with tailored objects and is in contrast to the ultimate frothiness of the canopy. Generally, handles on parasols were highly ornate and often had a different character from the frilliness of the canopies, this parasol being a testament to this fact.

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Promenade parasol

Promenade Parasol, 1860-1880, American
Met Museum

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