Thursday, October 2, 2014

The 1850s Were All About Plaid,for Sidheag Maccon by Gail Carriger

Sophronia's time period was lousy with plaid. Queen Victoria was a big fan of Scotland, add that to the advent of machine made clothing and plaid was everywhere. So from 2014 to 1654 here's some paid!
1850s  Whitaker Auctions

1850s Plaid Morning Dress The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1854-1856  Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
1850 Cloak  1850s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Afternoon Dress  1855  The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1855  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Evening Dress  c.1859-1860  MFA
6th-Plate Daguerreotype, Circa 1854 (by lisby1)
via daguerreitypeimages tunblr

However, it wasn't only for the ladies. The gentlemen embraced plaid too.

Trousers  1840-1860  Augusta Auctions

Morning Vest  1850s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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