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Fancy dress, 1910 the Netherlands, De Gracieuse
(Left to right) “1830” dress, Cleopatra and Harlequin

Fancy dress, 1910 the Netherlands, De Gracieuse

(Left to right) “1830” dress, Cleopatra and Harlequin

Fancy dress, 1911 the Netherlands, De Gracieuse
(Left to right) Venetian Renaissance woman, a morning glory flower and a Louis XV-era woman

Fancy dress, 1911 the Netherlands, De Gracieuse

(Left to right) Venetian Renaissance woman, a morning glory flower and a Louis XV-era woman

Fancy dress, 1912 the Netherlands, De Gracieuse
Looks like (left to right) a flock of birds*, Dionysus or a grapevine and one of those newfangled flying contraptions.
* Possibly with real stuffed birds if the era is any indication.  The outfit was cute at first but now it looks like a massacre.

Fancy dress, 1912 the Netherlands, De Gracieuse

Looks like (left to right) a flock of birds*, Dionysus or a grapevine and one of those newfangled flying contraptions.

* Possibly with real stuffed birds if the era is any indication.  The outfit was cute at first but now it looks like a massacre.

Childrens day dress (above) and children’s fancy dress (below), 1883 the Netherlands, De Gracieuse
From what I can tell, the fancy dress is (from left to right) Alsatian traditional dress (?), 18th century dress, Georgian traditional dress (that’s what it says but I can’t find any examples that look even vaguely like this).

Childrens day dress (above) and children’s fancy dress (below), 1883 the Netherlands, De Gracieuse

From what I can tell, the fancy dress is (from left to right) Alsatian traditional dress (?), 18th century dress, Georgian traditional dress (that’s what it says but I can’t find any examples that look even vaguely like this).

Fancy dress, 1910 the Netherlands, De Gracieuse
(From left to right) Louis XIII-era costume (1601-1643), Louis XVI costume (1754-1793), Bohemian ethnic costume.

Fancy dress, 1910 the Netherlands, De Gracieuse

(From left to right) Louis XIII-era costume (1601-1643), Louis XVI costume (1754-1793), Bohemian ethnic costume.

Portrait of Anne Fairfax in the Guise of a Shepherdess by Philippe Mercier, ca 1739-51, Fairfax House

Portrait of Anne Fairfax in the Guise of a Shepherdess by Philippe Mercier, ca 1739-51, Fairfax House

Portrait of a Lady as Diana by     						    							Nicholas de Largilliere, 17th-18th century France, the Bowes Museum

Portrait of a Lady as Diana by Nicholas de Largilliere, 17th-18th century France, the Bowes Museum

Dressing for the Masquerade by Eugen von Blaas, ca 1860-85 Italy (Venice - German artist), Sheffield Galleries & Museums

Dressing for the Masquerade by Eugen von Blaas, ca 1860-85 Italy (Venice - German artist), Sheffield Galleries & Museums

Lady in Oriental Fancy Dress by Jean Antoine Pinchon, ca 1800-20 France, the Bowes Museum
Another “oriental” costume that looks completely French to me.

Lady in Oriental Fancy Dress by Jean Antoine Pinchon, ca 1800-20 France, the Bowes Museum

Another “oriental” costume that looks completely French to me.

Grecian pageant costume, ca 1900 United States (Massachusetts), MFA Boston

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