Monday, September 16, 2013

All that stuff

detail of a jacket belonging to the Princess Mathilde 1869
phot Palais de Compiègne Marc Poirier
The second half of the 19th century is accompanied by the unprecedented flourishing of the textile industry.

Was there ever a moment in history that fabrics were used more copiously in 
decoration and fashion?

Take a look at the exhibit Folie Textiles, mode et décoration sous le Second Empire, at St Tyl.

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