Hello, my friends, my readers. It is time again for this week's journey into the swirling vortex that is my feverish little mind. A Scatter has been duly gathered, so let's get right to it, shall we?
It is not all that common to get to see historical garments fully accessorized in a way that allows you to get the complete impact of what was worn, and how. This is a Jean Phillipe Worth reception gown from between 1895 and 1900, after he took over the design reins when his father passed away. The Kyoto Costume Institute, prides itself on always presenting their collected pieces as fully accessorized as is possible to do. So, this lavish dress is accentuated by al the bits and bobs a lady of quality would have had on her person at a formal reception. The gloves are the correct length for evening. Over the elbow was required for any formal events. She wears an aigrette of plumage in her hair and carries both a fan, and her lorgnette. She is also decked out with a massive necklace, matching bracelets and even earrings. We can then really see the magisterial effect full on. Brava to the Kyoto Costume Institute for taking such pains. It helps us all see the past more clearly.
That's it for this week's edition. I hope you enjoyed it.
With a bow to all my readers, adieu for now. Now get out there and enjoy your weekend!