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Teapot. Meissen Manufactory, Germany, 1725. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Meissen Manufactory, Germany, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Dinner Dress    Jeanne Paquin, 1909

Dinner dress House of Paquin (French, Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, Date: spring/summer 1909 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 63 in.

Evening dress, c. 1810-12. Fine Indian muslin. From the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Directoire/Empire Period Dress, Evening - Culture: American or European - cotton Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum,

Costuming on a Budget: Edwardian Edition | The Pragmatic Costumer

Costuming on a Budget: Edwardian Edition

Suit  House of Chanel  (French, founded 1913)

Suit House of Chanel (French, founded Date: Culture: French Medium: a) cotton, silk, metal; b) cotton, silk;

Dior “May” dress, circa 1953.   Dior reveled in the paradox of the natural and the sophisticated. In “May,” flowering grasses and wild clover are rendered in silk floss on organza. This “simple” patterning of meadow-gone-to-weed is composed of the tiniest French knots and the meticulously measured stitches of the hand embroiderer.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "May" House of Dior (French, founded Designer: Christian Dior (French, Granville Montecatini) Date: spring/summer 1953 Culture: French Medium: silk.

don't you wish you could just put on a dress like this and go running through a meadow or on a beach

"Eugénie" Evening Gown, Christian Dior (French, for the House of Dior (French, founded fall/winter French, nylon/leather. Marking: [label] "Christian Dior/Paris/Made in France"

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Bedroom from the Sagredo Palace. 1718 Venice, Italy


My favorite room in a museum. The bedroom from the Sagredo Palace, Venice, circa of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.