The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them With Style by Lauren Stowell (Author), Abby Cox (Author).
Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox of American Duchess have endeavored to make the impossible possible by bringing historically accurate dressmaking techniques into your sewing room. Learn how to make four of the most iconic 18th century silhouettes―the English Gown, Sacque Gown, Italian Gown and Round Gown―using the same hand sewing techniques done by historic dressmakers.
Ethel Barrymore of Henry Irving’s Company 1898.
Ethel Barrymore (actually: Ethel Blyth. 1879 -1959) was an American actress. She was honored for her performance in None But the Lonely Heart at the Academy Awards 1945 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Previously, she had been one of the most successful actresses on Broadway for decades. E. Barrymore was known for her black humor and one of the largest private collections of books in the United States. In her honor was named a Broadway theater. A star on the Walk of Fame, Hollywood Bouldevard height 7001, recalls the actress.
Victorian era costume.
Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.
Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion. From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.