Every so often, I will be asked by a museum or living history group to give a brief, but encompassing talk on fashion from the 19th century. That is a rather tall order to talk about a hundred years of fashion….as there is just SO MUCH to talk about. However, for those who really have no idea about the fashion of the 1800’s, this is such a great way to start. A person can see the subtle, and not so subtle changes, of fashion which came about through political, social, and mechanical changes/inventions.
I decided to record myself giving this roughly 45 minute talk, but broke them up into smaller videos. That way a person can watch and rewatch any section they want based on personal interest.
The videos will be divided up into the following decades:
Video 1 Regency (1800-1820) and Romatic Era (1820-1840ish)
Video 2 Early Victorian (1840-1855)
Video 3* Victorian – Age of the Crinoline (1855-1869)
Video 4* Victorian – The First Bustle (1870-1879)
Video 5* Victorian – The Second Bustle (1880-1888) and The Edwardian Era (1889-1900)
*Videos coming out in future posts.