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03 November 2007 @ 10:42 am
I did a search and found the actual auction site for the vintage clothing collection. Click on the Tasha Tudor link on the sidebar. Much easier viewing. And there's more galleries to come, so I'll have to go back and look later in the week. If I had the money, I could seriously get into collecting vintage clothing, so this is wonderful 'window shopping'. I own one piece if vintage clothing, a silk afternoon dress from the 1920s, and it's still wearable and fits too. I have a ring from the same period. Jewelery holds up better :)

Just look at the detail in these clothes. This is a silk dress from the late 1700s. I've always wished I could sew. I have a friend who actually makes recreations of period dresses and they're just amazing.

fkastriderfkastrider on November 3rd, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
Browsing through the written catalog of 441 items, I note that they frequently list the provenance of the object giving a hint of where it was produced.

I noted on one of the hats there are references to the manufacturer "KIMBER & DICKINSON 19/ N. FOURTH ST./ PHILADA." and the owner "Micajah Speakman", so these are not reproductions, but old/vintage articles that Tasha has collected.

I could only see purchasing something from this collection if it were to be displayed and not worn. I fear that they are too delicate to be worn and whats the joy in that.