mid 19th century, England. Vest for a woman of machine-knitted natural wool. Fully fashioned. Hip length with ribbed welt, shaped to the waist and breasts, and has a high round neck and short sleeves with ribbed welts. It fastens neck to waist in the centre front with the opening reinforced with a band of fine wool. With cotton placket and mother of pearl buttons. There is an open-work knitted mark on the back right hip. via V&A Museum
Pair of Cream fingerless mittens made of machine knitted silk./1840-1850 /England via V&A Museum
Thoughts on (Historic) Gloves: Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2013 collection was inspired by the early 18th Century Anglican Low Church, which grant great importance to evangelical doctrines, church rituals, and church authority. The designer came up with these modern versions of communion like accessories. We wonder, if these gloves and jewelry will survive 300 years like the antique “souvenir glove”, what people will write about them in the future. This is what The Metropolitan Museum of Art writes about the white glove dating from 1824:
Pearl knuckle-dusters, Alexander McQueen F/W 2013 (via style.com)
Pearl knuckle-duster-gloves, Alexander McQueen F/W 2013 (via style.com)
1824, French leather gloves, 21.9 cm. Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Claggett Wilson, 1946 Accession Number C.I.46.59.15a, b (metropolitan museum of art
“Fashion designates geography, and memories of place are embodied in clothing. A portable art, clothing establishes a sense of locale by means of description, mapping, and memory. We cannot transport or transplant the place (or the experience), but we can use our wardrobes as odysseys and souvenirs. These gloves portray Lafayette and may commemorate his visit to the United States in 1824.” (read more metmuseum)(Images from the Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2013 runway from style.com)
Vintage Deluxe treasures owned by Ms Ulrike Träge.
She has a mi-ma marvelous collection of vintage and antique clothing, books, accessoiries, buttons, shoes, bags etc. etc. Everything to do with fashion and clothing she keeps in her vault. The feathers, for example, are antique (no moths!) The gloves are from the sixties. These pictures are not the tip of the iceberg, no, they are just crumbles on the table….