1885 Wedding of Mary (May) Primrose and Major Herbert Littledale from the Victoria & Albert Museum

I’m working on a lecture about fashion and glamour in works of art, and I’ve discovered that the Victoria & Albert Museum in London has vast online resources in their “Fashion, Jewellery, and Accessories” department.  From Wedding Fashion to 1960s Fashion and Textiles to Corsets & Crinoline and lots of things in between, this is a treasure trove of images and essays about the history of fashion.

Click on each image to link to more info on the V&A’s website.

Hair ornament in the form of an orchid, made by Philippe Wolfers, Belgium, 1905-7, Victoria & Albert Museum

Day dress, England, c. 1836-1840, Victoria & Albert Museum