Historical Costume

Collection by Laura Ulak


Fancy Dress from all eras, stage costumes, vintage Halloween costumes, masquerade costume.

Laura Ulak
The only dress I have ever repinned. This is beyond exceptional.>>maybe I should put this on the peacocks board.

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Romain de Tirtoff (1892 – 1990) Russian-born French artist and designer who worked in the Art Deco style. He worked under the pseudonym Erté for the French pronunciation of his initials, R.T.

'Stars' for 2011 (in a Gown)

I have been inspired for some time to create a gown from this Erté art (credit Sevenarts, Ltd.): I am modifying it slightly with a silk ribbon halter strap. It fits perfectly into my 'Luxe' theme for 2011, so it will be the new multi-size pattern ready for release in February. The appeal is its overall simplicity, yet the texture of the bodice front which entails some engineering. As shown in a muslin iteration, the over-bodice front is shaped and stabilized with rayon covered millinery wire…

Vintage Halloween Ephemera ~ "You're Not Yourself On Hallowe'en" * Page from Parties Magazine ©1929

Parties Magazine 1929

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Vintage Pattern Catalog Booklet 1920's Masquerade by Mrsdepew

Vintage Pattern Catalog Booklet 1920s Masquerade Halloween | Etsy

--PLEASE NOTE, this booklet contains only illustrations of descriptions of patterns. There are no actual sewing patterns in this booklet. This is a PDF copy of the 24 page Ladies Home Journal Masquerade Costume Sewing Pattern Catalog from the 1920's. These pattern booklets are a great way to learn about fashion from a certain era, gain inspiration for your latest vintage style sewing project, research a particular pattern, or just enjoy the pages of artistic eye candy! This booklet has…

1920s French Print -- La Jardinere & Le Jardin Fleuri

1920s French Masquerade Costume Print - La Jardinere & Le Jardin Fleuri

Gracious pretty Gardener meets demurely glamorous Flowery Garden and loveliness blooms in this authentic 1920s French masquerade costume print entitled “La Jardinére & Le Jardin Fleuri”! Taken from a rare Art Deco folio of 1920s couture masquerade costumes, “L'Edition Francaise Deluxe - Album de Travestis – La Mode Nationale Paris, Vol 113", this is one of the many odes to Spring, or Le Printemps, in the series. Both young women in this print share that flapper vibe; note the vamp eyes of…

1920s Halloween costumes


When the Sun and Moon were Young French RPPC circa by redpoulaine

When the Sun and Moon were Young, French RPPC, circa 1920s

Just wonderful! French RPPC of two girls (sisters?) costumed as Day and Night, or Sun and Moon. 1920s, possibly '30s. So sweet :) Please examine our high res scans for detail. The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods…

Charleston Couple			Erte - by style - Art Deco

Erte - 371 artworks - painting

Erte lived in the XIX – XX cent., a remarkable figure of French-Russian Art Deco. Find more works of this artist at Wikiart.org – best visual art database.

Cecil Beaton, 'Miss Nancy as a Shooting Star', 1928

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Erte.  my favorite artist, by far.

The Prolific Art, Illustrations & Designs of Erté

Ert é Romain de Tirtoff (1892-1990) Erté in 1924 Image courtesy of: http://madamepickwickartblog.com/ “ A resourc...

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1920s Parisian Masquerade Costume Print - Les Monnuments de Paris.

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If you ever feel the need to wear a French building or 2, or perch the Eiffel Tower on your head, this is the design for you! Taken from a rare Art Deco folio of 1920s French masquerade costumes, “L'Edition Francaise Deluxe, Album de Travestis, La Mode Nationale, Paris, No. 169”, this print features a saucy outfit of a futuristic flared skirt design with buildings painted it, plus an adventurous chapeau of L’Tour de Eiffel ~ simply fabulous, and one of the many whimsical examples in the…

This amazing ensemble was designed by Lanvin in 1926 for Polish opera singer Ganna Walska, who at the time was generally considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. This fact proved extremely important to Walska’s career as she apparently had a terrible voice and spent the majority of her career using her looks to ensnare of series of six increasingly wealthy husbands.

Ye Olde Fashion

The popularity of masquerade parties with the super rich of Paris in the late-1920s stressed the "fancy" in fancy dress. This amazing ensemble was designed by Lanvin in 1926 for Polish opera singer...

Halloween costumes back in the 1920s.

Halloween inspiration

It’s that time of year again… When ornaments crowds the shop windows, the candy flows freely, the candles are being lit and everyone waits in anticipations… The best time of year …

Several suggested fancy dress costumes with descriptions from a 1921 fashion magazine.

Ye Olde Fashion

Several suggested fancy dress costumes with descriptions from a 1921 fashion magazine.