Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Gail Carriger's Black Dress with Red Trim: A Retrospective

Recently on tour I wore my black coat dress with red trim

Here is a bit of a retrospective on trimming (and accessorizing) black with red...

1879-1881  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Walking Dress  1899-1900  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1905  Whitaker Auctions

Fashion photography by Leombruno-Bodi, 1952 via theniftyfifties tumblr

R & K Originals advertisement, 1952

"Scarlet" shoes in a 1956-57 Aldens catalogue via theniftyfifties tumblr

via theniftyfifties tumblr Fashions by Smartee, 1957 - Jean Patchett, centre.

Black Kick Pleat Double Button Red Trim Pinup 1950s Rockabilly Pencil Women's Dress $40

Lindy Bop 'Grace' Classy Vintage 1950's Rockabilly Style Bow Swing Party Dress $48

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You can also visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.

1 comment:

  1. Love how the trim on the walking dress (1899-1900) is somehow reminiscent of Mayan artwork whilst being futuristic at the same time.


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