Browsing Tag: 18th century

Worth and Mainbocher online exhibition.

In 1860, Englishman Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895) founded a Parisian atelier that defined the luxurious standards of the haute couture and set high fashions stylistic course for the balance of the 19th century… Well worth a quick peek, this is from an online exhibition bringing you works from Charles Frederick Worth (1825-1895) & Mainbocher (Main […]

The Foundling Fabrics.

I have just rediscovered one of the most fascinating spippets I happend upon a while back whilst reseraching hand painted 18th Century silks. The World of Interiors carried a story about Thomas Coram a while back who ‘Having made his fortune in trade with the colonies, in his retirement had noticed on early morning walks […]