Seamstress and Scholar

Fashion / Design / Art / History
Waiting in the shadows, le chat noir.

Waiting in the shadows, le chat noir.

We’ve dubbed this “The Snow Queen” gown. Isn’t it magical? By Sarmi, 1964. White fur and flowing silk chiffon with an empire waist. #costumecollection #costumehistory #historyofcostume #drexeluniversity #beautiful #fashion #perfection #luxury #couture #1960s #sixties #60s #glamour #fancy #eveninggown #winter #winterwhite #snow #blizzard #ice #icequeen #snowqueen #magic #mystical #mythological #dreamy #dreams #Sarmi #snowday #rare

We’ve dubbed this “The Snow Queen” gown. Isn’t it magical? By Sarmi, 1964. White fur and flowing silk chiffon with an empire waist. #costumecollection #costumehistory #historyofcostume #drexeluniversity #beautiful #fashion #perfection #luxury #couture #1960s #sixties #60s #glamour #fancy #eveninggown #winter #winterwhite #snow #blizzard #ice #icequeen #snowqueen #magic #mystical #mythological #dreamy #dreams #Sarmi #snowday #rare

Clare, DHCC Curator, showing her costume history students some items from the early 1800s. #students #fashionstudents #westphalstudents #drexelstudents #drexeldesigners #philadelphia #philly #love #appreciate #igers_philly #igdaily #inspire #dhcc #drexelhistoriccostumecollection #historiccostumecollection #historiccostume #costumecollection #historyofdress #costumehistory #historyofcostume #awcomad #westphalcollege #urbncenter #drexeluniversity

Clare, DHCC Curator, showing her costume history students some items from the early 1800s. #students #fashionstudents #westphalstudents #drexelstudents #drexeldesigners #philadelphia #philly #love #appreciate #igers_philly #igdaily #inspire #dhcc #drexelhistoriccostumecollection #historiccostumecollection #historiccostume #costumecollection #historyofdress #costumehistory #historyofcostume #awcomad #westphalcollege #urbncenter #drexeluniversity

Because it’s cold and you deserve it. Tropical dreams from the 1960s in feathered and sequined hats and bright heels.

Because it’s cold and you deserve it. Tropical dreams from the 1960s in feathered and sequined hats and bright heels.

This dress is too pretty not to show more of! Norman Norell, c. 1950s.

This dress is too pretty not to show more of! Norman Norell, c. 1950s.

An amazing Friday. We had a very thoughtful woman in to donate a lot of really exciting, special family heirlooms. Included was this hand-painted hat box from the early 1800s! And inside: an ivory silk poke bonnet from 1807! In good condition!

An amazing Friday. We had a very thoughtful woman in to donate a lot of really exciting, special family heirlooms. Included was this hand-painted hat box from the early 1800s! And inside: an ivory silk poke bonnet from 1807! In good condition!

Can you imagine BBC’s Sherlock wearing this? Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch might go wild over all the curls. #justsaying Unlabeled wool coat with fur, c. 1970.

Can you imagine BBC’s Sherlock wearing this? Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch might go wild over all the curls. #justsaying Unlabeled wool coat with fur, c. 1970.

Like polka dots? Check out what Norell did with these buttons. Dress, c. 1950s, Norman Norell.

Like polka dots? Check out what Norell did with these buttons. Dress, c. 1950s, Norman Norell.