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Painting by Boilly

Here is a great example of how fashion works, in a painting by Boilly....
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16th Century Fashion & Beauty

For some reason, in art we mostly see white ruffs, but in the 16th...
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Japanese Courtesan

Westerners assume that the point of women’s fashion is to emphasize the “hourglass” shape...
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Fashion History all over the Museum

It is not clear what this beautiful 15th century tapestry represents.  It may just...
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Fashion History in Art

We have been giving fashion history tours at the Metropolitan Museum for several months...
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