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Meditation by Edward Hughes, ca 1850’s-60’s, Black Country History

Meditation by Edward Hughes, ca 1850’s-60’s, Black Country History

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Hairstyles, 1880’s Japan
Western fashion was adopted by a number of women from the time Japan opened its ports in 1858.  They gave a uniquely Japanese twist to the new fashions by using influences of tradition such as fabrics and colors.  Likewise, Japanese fashion was interesting to some Western women who used aspects of kimonos in their informal wear.  The kimono would especially influence the Edwardian era, even in the most formal of dresses.

Hairstyles, 1880’s Japan

Western fashion was adopted by a number of women from the time Japan opened its ports in 1858.  They gave a uniquely Japanese twist to the new fashions by using influences of tradition such as fabrics and colors.  Likewise, Japanese fashion was interesting to some Western women who used aspects of kimonos in their informal wear.  The kimono would especially influence the Edwardian era, even in the most formal of dresses.

Walking dress for men and a ballgown, 1834 Germany, source missing

Walking dress for men and a ballgown, 1834 Germany, source missing

Camille by Claude Oscar Monet, 1866, Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte

Camille by Claude Oscar Monet, 1866, Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte

Woman modeling a dress, 1917
Dress, ca 1878-80, Kulturhistorisches Museum Schloss Merseburg

Dress, ca 1878-80, Kulturhistorisches Museum Schloss Merseburg

Dress designed by Eduard Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill, 1920 Germany

Dress designed by Eduard Josef Wimmer-Wisgrill, 1920 Germany

Hats and hairstyles, 18th century
Woman in Black by Jules Emile Santin, 1873, New Art Gallery Walsall

Woman in Black by Jules Emile Santin, 1873, New Art Gallery Walsall

Portrait of a Lady in a Pink Dress by French School, ca 1670-1700 France, the Bowes Museum
It’s thought that this might be a daughter of Louis XIV, but it’s unclear because simple backgrounds are unusual for royal portraits.

Portrait of a Lady in a Pink Dress by French School, ca 1670-1700 France, the Bowes Museum

It’s thought that this might be a daughter of Louis XIV, but it’s unclear because simple backgrounds are unusual for royal portraits.

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