This board has photos of vintage or antique clothing from a variety of times in the past.
evening gown with sleeves Evening gown, Worth, 1905. Bright floor-length dress in silk taffeta, tone on tone embroidered with rose pattern. The narrow, high waist is accented by an incorporated corset belt. Deep neckline bordered with draped tulle and accented with applied loop. Three-quarter-length sleeves are also made of draped and shirred tulle. Photo: Léopold-Émile Reutlinger. State Museum of Berlin
Miss Kate Chase was the daughter of Lincoln's Treasury Secretary, Salmon P. Chase, and a tireless campaigner for her father's presidential aspirations. An "imperious beauty," she was the leading belle of Washington City, and drove Mary Lincoln to jealous rages with her insults and wit.
Evening dress, by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paris, 1953-54. Silk taffeta, boned and padded, metal, machine-sewn and hand-finished, wire, lined with chiffon. Worn by Caroline Colthurst, née Combe, a debutante who made her bow to society in 1953 and subsequently became a model. Collection of Victoria and Albert Museum, London.