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Aigrette Collection

Background imageAigrette Collection: Evening clothing with pearls and lace 1912

Evening clothing with pearls and lace 1912
Fashionable evening clothing using detailed embroidered lace and decorative pearls. 1912

Background imageAigrette Collection: Womens clothing for May 1913

Womens clothing for May 1913
Women models wearing the latest fashionable garments for evening and walking. Date: 1913

Background imageAigrette Collection: Evening Dress / Doucet

Evening Dress / Doucet
Doucet sleeveless Empire-line tunic dress: bouillonnee / puffing at the hem, a gathered tunic with beaded fringing; worn with a vibrantly patterned fur-trimmed coat

Background imageAigrette Collection: Evening Dress / Zimmerman

Evening Dress / Zimmerman
Back view of a high waisted draped gown with train by Zimmerman. An embroidered floating panel hangs from the shoulders. Worn with a toque & aigrette

Background imageAigrette Collection: Berets by Rose Valois

Berets by Rose Valois
Two hats by Rose Valois described as berets. Both are close-fitting and brimless

Background imageAigrette Collection: Fashionable man walking past bouquinistes on the Seine, 1913

Fashionable man walking past bouquinistes on the Seine, 1913
Man in suit, bowler hat and cane walking past bouquinistes on the Seine. Tenue du matin. Handcoloured pochoir (stencil) etching after an illustration by Bernard Boutet de Monvel from Tommaso

Background imageAigrette Collection: Woman in dress and long jacket of blue wool velvet

Woman in dress and long jacket of blue wool velvet decorated with checkerboard velvet. Robe en velours de laine bleu avec longue jaquette de meme etoffe double et garnie de velours a petit damier

Background imageAigrette Collection: Woman in straw hat and dress of printed taffeta

Woman in straw hat and dress of printed taffeta
Woman with basket of autumn fruit in straw hat and dress of printed taffeta. Toilette de taffetas imprime, Chapeau de paille

Background imageAigrette Collection: Crab-eating macaque or egret, Macaca fascicularis

Crab-eating macaque or egret, Macaca fascicularis. Copperplate engraving by P.F. Tardieu after an illustration by Jacques de Seve from Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffons Histoire Naturelle

Background imageAigrette Collection: Hat with aigrette C1913

Hat with aigrette C1913
Blonde woman wears a soft hat with an aigrette, a blouse with a scallop edged turn down collar, a large green pendant & a wrap-over garment in an eastern style print. Date: circa 1913

Background imageAigrette Collection: AT THE RACES 1912

AT THE RACES 1912
A bright orange tunic dress with a narrow hobble skirt, sleeves with volans, a V neck bodice & pannier or polonaise over-skirt & a soft brimless hat with a plume. Date: 1912

Background imageAigrette Collection: Design by Paquin - black hobble skirt, fur-trimmed jacket

Design by Paquin - black hobble skirt, fur-trimmed jacket
Design by Paquin: black hobble skirt, fur-trimmed jacket in a bright floral print cut-away at the front & creating a tunic effect, cocked brim hat with aigrette & buckle shoes. Date: 1912

Background imageAigrette Collection: ERMINE STOLE, SCARF, HAT

ERMINE STOLE, SCARF, HAT
A young woman wears an ermine muff, hat and scarf to keep out the winter chills while out foraging for fir tree branches to decorate her home at Christmas. Date: 1915

Background imageAigrette Collection: EVENING DRESS 1816

EVENING DRESS 1816
Gown with high waist situated just below the bust. The sleeves & hemline are lavishly adorned with flowers & foliage. Lace edged gloves & a turban with aigrette are worn. Date: 1816

Background imageAigrette Collection: Costume / Bourgogne C15

Costume / Bourgogne C15
Man: very short houppelande or jacket with dagged epaulettes & hanging sleeves, parti- coloured hose, piked shoes & a bandeau. Woman: Hennin & veil headdress, gown & kirtle. Date: 15th century

Background imageAigrette Collection: Advert for Mandel Brothers department store 1913

Advert for Mandel Brothers department store 1913
Announcement for the opening of the new spring collection at Chicagos Mandel Brothers department store. Advert showing some well dressed women and a men being welcomed by a Sikh boy. Date: 1913

Background imageAigrette Collection: Costume / Seal Gloves 1935

Costume / Seal Gloves 1935
Schiaparelli design: seal fur gloves, cellophane blouse, long light coloured coat with piped seams, velvet hat with aigrette & snood & a handbag with a lock shaped clasp. Date: 1935

Background imageAigrette Collection: Harem Pants 1910

Harem Pants 1910
Exotic eastern style: high waisted Turkish trousers / harem pants, decollete blouse, bolero, fish-net stockings, Louis heel shoes & a turban with aigrette

Background imageAigrette Collection: Advert for Peter Robinsons summer fashion 1913

Advert for Peter Robinsons summer fashion 1913
Fashionable clothing for women available in Peter Robinson s, Oxford Street, London 1913

Background imageAigrette Collection: Beautiful evening dresses 1913

Beautiful evening dresses 1913
Latest evening wear for women from Paris. 1913

Background imageAigrette Collection: Dagged Costumes C15Th

Dagged Costumes C15Th
Male & female costumes ornamented with dagging: short cape, jackets with full sleeves or epaulettes, hose & garters, broad brimmed hat; gown with hanging sleeves. Date: 15th century

Background imageAigrette Collection: Tunic dress circa 1912

Tunic dress circa 1912
Exotically patterned & brightly coloured tunic dress: narrow skirt, over-skirt draped to form a polonaise & a pleated tunic with a wrap over corsage. Worn with a soft hat. Date: circa 1912

Background imageAigrette Collection: Plum Coloured Dress 1899

Plum Coloured Dress 1899
Side buttoning dress: yoke, cuffs & hem in a contrasting colour. Skirt fits tightly & flares at the back & has a scallop design at the hem. N.B mink faces on muff & fur boa. Date: 1899

Background imageAigrette Collection: Green Velvet Coat 1899

Green Velvet Coat 1899
Long dark green velvet single- breasted coat with large gold buttons & fur yoke, cuffs, collar & epaulettes. Accessories: felt hat with feather trim & parasol. Date: 1899

Background imageAigrette Collection: Purple Ensemble 1899

Purple Ensemble 1899
Open bodice, velvet revers, cuffs & trim, tight sleeves with slight puff at shoulder, skirt with lace ruff collar & cravat, gored skirt with tablier trim, velvet belt. Date: 1899

Background imageAigrette Collection: Racegoers Fashions 1899

Racegoers Fashions 1899
Blue: tucked front & sleeves, wrap-over front, high pointed collar. Lilac tunic dress: dentate wrap over body, pointed & curved hems, flat braid trim, lace & belts. Date: 1899

Background imageAigrette Collection: Afternoon Dress 1800

Afternoon Dress 1800
One lady plays the mandolin while the other listens: both adorn their hair with plumes. The waists of both gowns are almost at the natural level or medium low. Date: 1800

Background imageAigrette Collection: COSTUME / MUFF / 1799

COSTUME / MUFF / 1799
An extremely long tubular fur muff. Date: 1799

Background imageAigrette Collection: Advert for Peter Robinsons autumn tailor-mades 1913

Advert for Peter Robinsons autumn tailor-mades 1913
Two stlyes of autumn coats tailor-made in Peter Robinson for 1913. 1913

Background imageAigrette Collection: Women hats 1914

Women hats 1914
A selection of 1914 women hats. 1914

Background imageAigrette Collection: Women with feathered hats 1913

Women with feathered hats 1913
Three women with fashionable feather hats. 1913

Background imageAigrette Collection: Paris Fashions 1915

Paris Fashions 1915
The new wartime fashion of short full skirts in bold designs & colours, high Louis heeled boots, loose jackets with belts, V -necklines & hats with vertical feathers. Date: 1915

Background imageAigrette Collection: Evening Coat 1913

Evening Coat 1913
Wonderfully exotic theatre coat using 2 fabrics - a plain blue & a red & white floral design. The cuffs & hem are trimmed in fur. N.B the unusual feather headdress. Date: 1913

Background imageAigrette Collection: Feather Headdress 1796

Feather Headdress 1796
A caricature of the extravagant fashions of the period. The womans headdress is composed of ostrich plumes & an aigrette. Date: 1796

Background imageAigrette Collection: Frilly Mantle 1899

Frilly Mantle 1899
Black mantle with high fan shaped collar ornamented with passementerie & with cascades & flounces of accordian pleated chiffon which forms a ruffle down the front

Background imageAigrette Collection: Costume Sears Roebuck

Costume Sears Roebuck
Dress with pleated Russian tunic, low sash & gathered bodice; or flaring Russian tunic with yoke, narrow under- skirt & a hanging waist coatee bodice. Hats: brimless

Background imageAigrette Collection: Costume / Gimbel Bros 1914

Costume / Gimbel Bros 1914
Fur hat, stole, fur-trimmed coat, double skirts (narrow under-skirt) or long jackets creating a tunic effect, hats with broad brims & vertical trim, Louis heel boots

Background imageAigrette Collection: Klimt Dress Circa 1914

Klimt Dress Circa 1914
Artistic & exotic looking Klimt inspired dress with a translucent upper bodice, embroidered split tunic with train & fringed tango skirt worn with a feather headdress

Background imageAigrette Collection: Bonnets and Hats 1868

Bonnets and Hats 1868
Winter Bonnets and Hats

Background imageAigrette Collection: Fashions April 1868

Fashions April 1868
Girl: habit shirt, short dress, tunic of overlapping panels that end in tasselled points. Woman: green pelerine, dress with train & gored skirt with white edged seams

Background imageAigrette Collection: Cambridge / Partridge

Cambridge / Partridge
AUGUSTA OF HESSE DUCHESS of CAMBRIDGE Wife of Adolphus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge

Background imageAigrette Collection: Dresses of 1805

Dresses of 1805
Blue day dress with embroidered hem & fingerless gloves, deep red evening robe with melon sleeves, low square corsage with vandyked tucker worn with a turban

Background imageAigrette Collection: Summer 1915 / Bon Ton

Summer 1915 / Bon Ton
Summertime fashions for women & girls by Paquin, Doucet, Beer etc. N.B tunic dresses, short voluminous skirts & small vertical hats & feathers or broad brims & flowers

Background imageAigrette Collection: Costume / La Mode 1833

Costume / La Mode 1833
Dress: floral embroidery on the skirt, hem, belt & panels on the bouffante sleeves, swans down edged pelerine & false sleeves, turban, black blonde lace scarf

Background imageAigrette Collection: Newest Bonnets for 1868

Newest Bonnets for 1868
Spring & summer bonnets designed to be worn at the front of the head. Trimmings: lace, flowers, an aigrette & veils. All have lappets while some resemble small lace caps

Background imageAigrette Collection: Furs / Grunwaldt / Plate 10

Furs / Grunwaldt / Plate 10
Short jacket with rounded front borders in an unspecified grey fur with contrasting trim; black fur coat or mantle with deep fur collar & cuffs

Background imageAigrette Collection: Furs / Grunwaldt / Plate 3

Furs / Grunwaldt / Plate 3
Short grey fur jacket with gathered sleeves & black fur epaulettes, trim & muff; grey mantle in fur or velvet with black fur trim & a matching muff. Fur types unspecified

Background imageAigrette Collection: Fur-Trimmed Mantle C1913

Fur-Trimmed Mantle C1913
A pretty brunette wears a fur- trimmed mantle in a vibrantly coloured floral print & a small hat with a narrow brim & aigrette



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