Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Lillian and Dorothy Gish in “French Revolution” dress in Orphans of the Storm (1921). It’s a remake of a lost Theda Bara film called The Two Orphans (1915), proving that remakes are nothing new. But since we don’t have a print of The Two Orphans (as is the case with many Theda Bara films), we don’t know if it was remade for profit or because the original was terrible. Has anyone seen Orphans of the Storm? I want to see it but Lillian Gish freaks me out. lol
Can you tell that I love silent film? Fun fact: Music is so important to silent film that I’ve actually yelled at people (my 17 year old brother) to shut up because I couldn’t hear.
Costume design by Erté, worn Ganna Walska as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro, 1923
Juana Inés de la Cruz by Jorje Sánchez, “1666-style”
EDIT: DURRHURRHERP It’s a posthumous imagined portrait from the 80’s! Thanks to zepzilia for solving the mystery of the bizarro outfit. It’s still very pretty though.
Fancy dress, 1900, source missing
Cowboy, 15th-16th century dress, ballerina, Egyptian queen, ?, dragonfly
Looks like by 1900 the two standard Halloween costumes for boys and girls were already decided. lol
Fancy dress, 1878 France, Journal des Demoiselles
Fancy dress, 1872 France, La Mode Illustree
The 15th century costume is actually pretty accurate. Shocking.
Fancy dress, 1877 France, La Mode Illustree
The woman’s costume is supposed to be Elizabethan, but I’m not entirely sure what the kids are supposed to be.