Artistic Dress

Transgressive Fashion in the Victorian Era

William Morris and ‘The Lesser Arts of Life’

When I came to the subject of Artistic Dress, I had a great many assumptions about it, particularly in terms of who wore it, and who promoted it. Some of … Continue reading

March 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

Failing the Basics

I had an outraged email from my friend and fellow researcher in fashion history, Emily, regarding this 2008 post on the MTV website. Their caption for the image above states: … Continue reading

March 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

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'Mrs Luke Ionides' by William Blake Richmond, London, 1882. Oil on canvas. Collection of the V&A, Museum no. E.1062-2003. Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund and the Friends of the V&A.

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