Close-up Chanel haute couture, automne-hiver 2014-2015 #PFW #parisfashionweek #FW1415

Défilé Chanel Automne-hiver 2014-2015 Couture

Christian Dior, Fall 2008 - One of the most exquisite Dior Collections EVER. #Galiano - not sure if those are 'cuffs' or what - but other than those pretty

Christian Dior at Couture Fall 2008

Christian Dior, Fall 2008 - One of the most exquisite Dior Collections EVER. - not sure if those are 'cuffs' or what - but other than those pretty

17th century casaquin of Italian origin at the Kyoto Costume Institute. Described as cotton/linen with wool embroidery, sabot sleeves (Probably 18th century, not 17th.)

century casaquin of Italian origin at the Kyoto Costume Institute. White cotton/linen with polychrome wool embroidery; sabot sleeves / with peplum.

jupe corolle en couleur ocre portée avec un collant noir

La jupe corolle pour une silhouette avec auréole

Caraco et jupe |Madame Elisabeth c. 1789. It's tiny and the embroidery is beautiful in person.

Back view caraco "pierrot" style and petticoat, France, c. White Cotton with mulitcoloured floral embroidery.

L'arrière du caraco et son pet en l'air, Lyon ou Spitalfield, 1780-1790. Superbe lampas fond crème broché de grappes de glycines et de grenades dans les tons or, violine et bleu ciel. Doublure en lin corseté sur le devant par des oeillets pour laçage (en remplacement du corps rigide!), soie pékinée de réutilisation dans le dos en V et faille "citron vert" en doublure des manches.

Exceptional french damask silk caraco with its "Pet en l'air" - Louis XVI era -

Sir Joshua Reynolds John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore 1765 National Gallery of Scotland

Sir Joshua Reynolds John Murray, Earl of Dunmore 1765 National Gallery of Scotland

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