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Here is a beaut! A 1790 Jacket and Gilet from the Kyoto Costume Institute. #fashionhistory #18centuryfashion #embroiderypic.twitter.com/EPgL4a4bYT

“Here is a beaut! A 1790 Jacket and Gilet from the Kyoto Costume Institute. #fashionhistory #18centuryfashion #embroidery”

A dress made with a 3-D printer by the Dutch designer Iris van Herpen, known for her sculptural works. Photo: Jake Naughton for The New York Times

A dress made with a 3-D printer by the Dutch designer Iris van Herpen, known for her sculptural works. Photo: Jake Naughton for The New York Times

"Real" Late Victorian Steampunk Fashions for Women ~ American Duchess

The Met, 1897-99 (via) - an excellent start to a fabulous Steampunk ensemble. My favorites are the original gowns that unknowingly have that Steampunk flavor. I haven't been working on my wedding gown. I'm quite terrible and maybe lazy, but I just haven't felt like it.

At The Starting Gate: 2013 Project Possibilities

There are sketchbooks loaded with ideas from over the years taking up a good chunk of space on my bookshelf. They are filled with scribbled down dreams and the shadows of erased pencil strokes beneath a final drawing. Pages and pages of projects involving the creation of garments and other items and props for the burlesque stage. It's like the old saying goes; so much (fill in the blank), so little time. Well, if I'm going to make any New Years resolutions, here is a list for the sewing half…

I can put so many outfits and hairstyles with this. I love it! its so unique but so simple. Very inspiring... WISH LIST

So who do I have to kill to own that flower dress? In celebration of his life and creative vision, the Metropolitan Museum in New York will be showcasing over 100 pieces of McQueen's work from May 4th until July 31st 2011.

James' 1946 Lyre Coat in red wool cavalry twill looks quite feminine and was a 1949 gift of Millicent Huttleston Rogers and is part of The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Earlier this week, we attended the press opening for "Charles James Beyond Fashion" at The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and were dazzled. As soon as we entered The Met, we ran into milliner Stephen Jones dressed all in blue and his friend Craig. Stephen admired our hats and was utterly charming. We told him how much we loved the hat show he curated for the V&A Museum and then recreated at Bard two years ago. The event got off to a terrific start and did not disappoint…

#CharlesJames curator Jan Reeder

“#CharlesJames curator Jan Reeder discusses one of the designer's iconic dresses in this video: http://t.co/yaxCNjIxSK”