A walk through Awadh
For centuries, the Awadhi style of dressing has intrigued fashion enthusiasts. Its fabrics, embroideries and precision in design influence not just connoisseurs of fashion but also the style enthusiast. The Guide brings you a slice of the Nawabi era, as we cull out designs from the grand title, Costumes & Textiles of Awadh, to showcase the evolution of motifs that have played an integral role in the development of patterns across centuries
Norman Hartnell - Ballgowns fit for a Queen
A fter visiting the Queen Elizabeth II Cecil Beaton exhibition at the VandA a few months back, I came out with a complete ballgown cru...
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Coronation suit, Red wool suit and Coat and waistcoat of Peter II - Alain.R.Truong
Coronation suit of Peter II, 1727, Museum no.TK-1935 © The Moscow Kremlin Museums Red wool suit worn by Peter II, 1727-1730,...
Dress of Empress Maria Fyodorovna, by Charles Frederick Worth's Firm, Paris, 1890s, at the State Hermitage Museum. Two bodices; velvet, satin, lace, silk and silver thread, metal and glass beads, paste; embroidered.
Uneasy lies the Head that Wears a Crown
I watched the Young Victoria last night and the emotional punch was real it is incredible its director and actors and screenwriter were able to accomplish in 2 hours what Daisy Goodwin could not do in...
Court train, by Nicaud of Paris, 1901, Paleis Het Loo. Photos: Stef Verstraaten. From the trousseau of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. The gala bodice was created later. Silver wire, glass beads, tulle, tarlatan. Louis XVI-style embroideries.
Formal court mourning dress of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, made by Fanni Scheiner, dated after 1877. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien / Wagenburg und Monturdepot. Photos: (Top): Joshua Greene; (Bottom): Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. Bodice of black satin trimmed with Chantilly lace and jet bead embroidery, black satin skirt with bustle and train, black lace bonnet and black velvet veil-mask edged with black lace.