This week’s window features a 1960s silk shift dress, 1960s brocade jacket, vintage Ciro pearl brooch, 1960s painted lace maxi dress, 1970s gold belt, and a 1940s hand beaded floral purse.
I was scouring the book stacks at The Monkey’s Paw today and found both a fashion dictionary and The Wonderful World of Ladies’ Fashion, edited by Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr. The later is an illustrated history of women’s fashion, from the mid-19th century until the end of the first World War. The compilation is a visual feast of fashion illustrations, cartoons and advertisements from various old books, periodical, and catalogues. I’ll be sharing it with you over the next few weeks, so I hope that you enjoy lace-lined history!