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Victorian Fashion and its Influence on Modern Fashion

Happy #FashionFriday! Today I thought I would change things up for #fashionfriday and write a blog post about Victorian fashion its influence on modern fashion. Over the years we have seen many styles and trends come and go, from shoulder pads to Miami vice suits, and acid wash jeans. Many of these trends have been altered throughout the years but certain trends have always come back in fashion. Our latest exhibition, Silhouettes in Time, made me curious about how many  modern fashion trends have been influenced by  trends from the Victorian Era.

One of the most popular fashion trends that began in the late 1820s and continued into the 1830s was gigot sleeves or leg-o-mutton sleeves... [More]

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