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Historical Costumes

Historical costumes covers a wide range of eras from the Empire, Victorian, Regency, Medevil, Renaissance, Rococo, Belle Epoque, Edwardian and many more. Fashion has come a long way and this fanlistings was created to honor all those costumes worn in times past. To read more about the different historical costumes visit the History of Costumes.

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Empress Eugénie of France (1826-1920) Eugénie was first to wear the new crinolin skirts in 1855 and soon Europe copied her style. When she put down the crinolin in mid 1860´s, Europe once again copied her. All this by the advice of her designer Charles Worth, but still it was Eugénie who was the model.



Mrs Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894) In the early Victorian era, the American Mrs. Amelia Jenks Bloomer (1818-1894), caused quite a stir when she wrote an article for her feminist publication 'The Lily'. She tried to promote the idea of women abandoning their petticoats for a bi-furcated garment later known as the bloomer fashion. She suggested that woman would find trousers like those worn by Turkish women easier to wear than their voluminous heavy skirts..

The baggy bloomer trousers she liked reached to the ankle, were frill cuffed and worn with a simple knee length skirt and bodice. She thought it a sensible and hygienic option to the boned fashion bodices and long weighty skirts of the time.

The baggy trouser outfit was worn by a minority, including the Rational Dress Reform Society. It never gained popularity until after Mrs. Bloomer's death. Mrs. Bloomer abandoned trousers in 1857 when she admitted she found the cage crinoline comfortable compared to the weight of petticoats.

In 1845 he left England, where he had been a bookkeeper, and worked in a Paris dress accessories shop. In 1858 he opened his own ladies' tailor shop and soon gained the patronage of the empress Eugénie. He was a pioneer of the "fashion show" (the preparation and showing of a collection), the first man to become prominent in the field of fashion, and the first designer to create dresses intended to be copied and distributed throughout the world. He became the dictator of Paris fashion and was especially noted for his elegant Second Empire gowns. He invented the bustle, which became standard in women's fashion in the 1870s and '80s.

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