Style: "AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
House of Worth evening dress (ca. 1898-1900) has a skirt and bodice of white silk satin and silk voided velvet, its lines reminiscent of swirling French wrought iron and the paintings of Erté.
Dinner Dresses I would NEVER Wear to Dinner
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! It's the time of year to enjoy all kinds of overindulgences, especially at the dinner table! For such feasts, wearing your loosest jeans/sweatpants and a not-white shirt (cranberry sauce stains like no other) is the modern norm. In the past, however, fancy dinners required fancy clothes! Corsets, manners, and the meals themselves-- served in courses-- would…