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Costume designed by Walter Plunkett for Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind (1939)

From the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County via LA Weekly

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A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace.  The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the 1850s by the wife John Gregory Crace.


Find out more about the exhibition: http://bit.ly/1k8l0js

Charles James ball gown, 1949-50

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art Pinterest

Cocktail dress, 1950’s

From Mill Street Vintage via 1stdibs

Evening dress ca. 1850

From the Museum of Applied Arts

Evening dress (detail) ca. 1845

From the Kent State University Museum Pinterest

Robe à la française, 1770’s

From the OSU Historic Costume & Textiles Collection

Costume designed by Gabriella Pescucci for Michelle Pfeiffer in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)

From Tirelli Costumi

Evening dress, 1820’s

From the Kent State University Museum Pinterest

Inaugural dress of Mrs. Angus W. McLean, 1925

From the North Carolina Museum of History