The gown designed by the poet Hamo Thornicroft for his wife is made from "Liberty" wash silk and is typical of 1880s aesthetic dress. (From the Victoria & Albert Museum.)
Evening wrap Designer: Weeks (French) Date: 1913–14 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 59 in. (149.9 cm)
Aesthetic Movement Silk dress with smocking, Liberty Co., about 1893-94, Victoria Albert Museum. Pongee silk with smocking and machine-made lace, brass hooks and silk eyes, silk twill and boned, lined with cotton, trimmed and embroidered
Dress by Liberty & Co., England. c. 1894. Velvet, satin-stitch embroidery, iridescent beads. T.17-1985. Copyright Victoria & Albert Museum.
Pale plum silk Aesthetic Reform Dress, Liberty & Co., 1890s
"Bicycle face": a 19th-century health problem made up to scare women away from biking
19th century women were discouraged against biking due to "bicycle face" "Over-exertion, the upright position on the wheel, and the unconscious effort to maintain one's balance tend to produce a wearied and exhausted 'bicycle face'" How horrible!!!
"Dress by Liberty & Co. (British, founded London, 1875) Date: 1890s Culture: British Medium: silk, cotton. Number:1986.115.4"
Evening dress made of 18th century fabric, 1840s | In the Swan's Shadow