16 Aug 2011

Fashion through the ages...

The Kyoto Costume Institute's website is a dream for anyone with even a vague passing interest in fashion and costumes. You can browse through an easy to navigate timeline of costume history (from the 1750s to the 1990s) and view high quality, large scale images of some truly stunning dresses, intricate undergarments (how on earth did women wear those things day-in-day-out?!), amazing headwear and gorgeous shoes.
You may be able to tell, but I had quite a hard time picking just a small selection of images to share on this blog! I could have quite happily posted every single image from the archive. If you do one thing this week, be sure to visit the site. Your eyes will thank you for it. I promise. 



  1. Amazing! Just checked out the website and some of the images are just breathtaking!

    As always, you've found an internet gem :)


  2. Oh wow! What an incredible site - there goes my morning :)

  3. this is so cool! love all the gorgeous dresses

    <3 Alison

    giveaway going on now, check it out!

  4. thank you for your lovely comment ♥ I am following you also now! These pictures are gorgeous, I love looking at fashion through the ages, the Victoria and Albert museum here in London has similar exhibits! xx

  5. Ooh, very cool, will definitely be checking this site out :)


  6. Thanks for all your lovely comments :)

    Rachel - The V&A is my favourite museum! I hear they have a theatre section now where you can try on corsets and stuff! Def on my list of things to do! :)



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