she was known for her charm and rare beauty. It made her one of the most photographed women in the Edwardian Era... absolutely beautiful from every angle. Her big break through was the the operetta ‘The Merry Widow’ by Franz Lehár. Elsie wore designs by Lady Duff Gordon, a leading fashion designer at the time, making her a true Edwardian style icon.

Lily Elsie April 1886 – 16 December was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era.

The stunning Maude Fealy - was a star of the Edwardian stage and silent films. She had a tempestuous love life that included several marriages and a lesbian affair. This beautiful portrait is from a vintage postcard.

Ancient Chinese fashion and costumes seen in period drama and films. 'The Empress of China' Fan Bing Bing and Aarif Lee #chinesecelebrities

'The Empress of China' ~ Tang Dynasty? If I know my history correct … Really want to watch this! Someone sub it please, I'll even accept a dubbed version!

Necklines were lowered while torsos were sensuously molded beneath squared shoulders. Dress waists returned to the natural waistline. Constance Bennett 1935 - Photo by George Hurrell

Vintage beauty edited for clarity.

A terrifically beautiful, unidentified Edwardian woman - with really fabulous hair! And a beautiful portrait.

1910 Evening Dress, getting ideas for today's wedding dresses.

Edwardian Dress: Tiered silk net with metallic embroidery over pink satin with raised-waist velvet bodice. 1910 by the Paris fashion house Worth.

Robe du soir, 1910 Gathered at the natural waist with a straight, relatively narrow skirt. A slim figure is highlighted in dresses from this era.

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Orlando was a great and beautiful film. Tilda Swinton as Orlando photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Vogue, July 1993

A pair of Edwardian ladies c1905-1910

Edwardian ladies in "tea gowns" or "afternoon dresses" Women on the left in the cross over dress by Joana Sárközy

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