Ruches, large crinolines, beautiful embroidery and gorgeous silk, the main components of the fashion trend during the 19th century. The romantic fashion exhibition Mister Darcy meets Eline Vere at Gemeentemuesum Den Haag took me on a fashion journey through the 19th century. It is fun to see that todays fashion designers get inspiration from this period.
I went to the press preview of the romantic fashion exhibition and I have to say I was amazed by the collection. A number of fashion pieces and accessories are even restored especially for this purpose and some pieces have never been exhibited before.
I love the original fashion from the 19th century, it is absolutely stunning! The classy dresses look like they come right out of a fairytale. There is so much eye for detail!
A lot of designers nowadays like Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood get their inspiration from this period of time, so in addition to the original pieces, some marvelous contemporary garments are displayed as well.
I guess I can say the romantic fashion trends from the 19th century are coming back again. This morning I was browsing through ELLE magazine and immediately recognized influences from the romantic fashion trend. In the picture above, crinolines are used in clothing again but this time in a visible way.
I always imagined myself stepping into a time machine and traveling back in time to the 19th century. Just to walk around in those gorgeous dresses and see what it was like to live during that time. It looks like my dream came true, but in a different way. Namely by bringing the fashion to me instead of traveling back in time myself.
If you are into romantic fashion like me I would definitely recommend to visit the fashion exhibition Mister Darcy meets Eline Vere. You can find more information about the exhibition on the website of gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
Do you recognize the fashion trend from the 19th century in fashion nowadays?