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Taffeta Gallery

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Choose from 45 pictures in our Taffeta collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Two types of dresses, 1954 Featured Print

Two types of dresses, 1954

On the left, an 1890-inspired party frock in striped taffeta with the stand-up collar, tight bodice, near-crinoline skirt, and steel-buttoned, three-quarter sleeves characteristic of a decade when fashion reached an all-time height of dash and distinction. By Blanes. Added is a piquant student's collar, artist's bow and figure-flattering vertical stripes. On the right is a dress of featherlight tweed by Frederica, its blouse and skirt air accomplished by means of a built-in belt and softly blousing top. Here, at last, tailoring has become completely feminine - a matter of sculpting to the form rather than following hard, masculine lines.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Hat inspired by Salieri's opera Tarare: pink Featured Print

Hat inspired by Salieri's opera Tarare: pink

Woman in half-redingote and Calpigi bonnet.. Bonnet inspired by Calpigi (from Salieri's Tarare). Woman in a canary yellow English-style taffeta dress and a blue silk cap with yellow crepe garland and white gauze tail, her hair in curls fixed with a Cagliostro pin. Handcolored lithograph from Fashions and Customs of Marie Antoinette and her Times, by Le Comte de Reiset, Paris, 1885. The journal of Madame Eloffe, dressmaker and linen-merchant to the Queen and ladies of the court.

© Florilegius / Mary Evans

Fashions for April, 1872 Featured Print

Fashions for April, 1872

A selection of ladies fashions from the Paris designers, April 1872. From left to right: 'Toilette de Diner', trimmed with a deep flounce and covered with a white lace tunic; the dress decorated with lace trim and blue velvet bows. 'Toilette de Visite', a pearl grey dress with a darker cashmere tunic trimmed with embroidered designs. A long fringe combining both shades of grey forms a train at the back. 'Toilette de Promenade Pompadour', the under skirt is made from sky blue taffeta, covered by a white tunic spotted with bouquets of flowers. The front is fastened with blue velvet bows and falls each side at points which are trimmed with blue taffeta. 'Toilette de visitee' a demi-traine, the under skirt mignonette green trimmed with three ruches of a darker shade. The upper skirt forms a tablier at the front, falls in rounded points at each side. The head dress made of rice straw is encirculed with a garland of white periwinkle. A large veil of embroidered white tulle covers all of the hat and is fastened under the chin.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans