Artistic Dress

Transgressive Fashion in the Victorian Era

Now Showing: Artistic Dress, Watts & Morris

Two rather exciting exhibits related to Artistic Dress have just opened in the London area: Liberating Fashion: Aesthetic Dress in Victorian Portraits at the Watts Gallery; and Yinke Shonibare MBE: … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Fashionable Hunt

For Pre-Raphaelite fandom, it’s a weekend of anniversaries. Most notably, today is Pre-Raphaelite Day, which I explained a bit about last year when I wrote about The Myth of Pre-Raphaelite … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Floppy but Manly

I promise, if you read through a bit of exposition, the reason for the title shall become clear. It has been a shamefully long time since I have updated this … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Myth of Pre-Raphaelite Dress

It’s Pre-Raphaelite Day! What does this mean? Well, this is, ostensibly, the 164th birthday of the Pre-Raphaelites. It is being celebrated across the web, at the instigation of the fabulous … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

Women in White

I was remiss in posting last month! Luckily, the thought-provoking Kirsty Walker has made a call to art detectives today at her blog The Kissed Mouth, which has inspired this … Continue reading

June 9, 2012 · 5 Comments

Remembering Elizabeth Siddal

Yesterday marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Elizabeth Siddal, artist, poet, and wife of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. To honour this, events were held at the gorgeous Highgate Cemetary … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

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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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