Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Video(s): Fashion Treasures from the Museum of London

Friday, October 28, 2016
Isabella reporting:

Today's post combines the best of Friday Videos and Breakfast Links. Timothy Long, Curator of Fashion and Decorative Arts at the Museum of London, creates wonderful super-short videos highlighting special items from the collection. Most of the videos are largely silent with hand-lettered captioning as guideposts, and only Mr. Long's hands appear (clad in bright blue gloves) as he turns the garments.

So far, however, Mr. Long has yet to post the videos on YouTube or Vimeo, and so I can't embed them here. But this is too much under-a-minute information not to share, so here are links to some of my recent favorites. If you're on Twitter, you can also follow Mr. Long directly @fashion_curator. You never know what he'll uncover next!

• The finer details of a pair of super-skinny men's trousers, c1810, above, including a close look at how the seams split and were mended.

• The curious pocket on a 1940s blouse.

Epaulettes c1900 in their own velvet-lined carrying case.

• Exploring the interior of a c1805 silk satin dress.

• The Countess of Airlie's ermine-trimmed velvet dress, belowwas worn to the coronation in 1911 of George V, and again in 1937 for the coronation of George VI.

• An elaborate 1830s uniform coat that belonged to a Deputy Lieutenant of the City of London.

• Uncovering the sheets of archival tissue paper to reveal a glimpse into London's haberdashers.

• An 18thc embroidered men's coat with a mysterious past.

• Finally, what Mr. Long calls his favorite discovery of 2016 (so far): a collection of Edwardian chokers.


Timothy Long said...

Awesome! This is incredible. Thank you. And what a great idea to post these on YouTube. What a fun next step.


Karen said...

OMG! I have to do that pocket for my 1940s blouse!!!

Vintage Maison said...

I have been following Mr Long for some time on Twitter and he - and his carefully curated items - never fail to fascinate!

KittyinVA said...

So glad you shared these. Those chokers were fabulous.

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