(premiering Sunday, August 19 at 10/9c) examines life in NYC set in the 1860s.The majority of the costumes – 600 dresses, frock coats and union suits – were custom built versus relying on picked over rental shops.Iconic fashion figure, Marie Antoinette, embodies the decadence of the time.Photo Credit: Getty Images The fashion-forward shoes of the mid-18th century had high, curved heels and were made of fabric or leather, with separate shoe buckles.The buzz around New York Fashion Week is always exciting.
The period saw many changes in fashion, including changes in styles, fashion technology and the methods of distribution.
and were hence, differentiated in terms of social class.
Upper class women, who did not need to work, often wore a tightly laced corset over a bodice or chemisette, and paired them with a skirt adorned with numerous embroideries and trims; over layers of petticoats.
Photographs from this era can be dated by poses and backdrops: 1860s Early 1860s most photographers’ studios offered plain backgrounds, with possibly a column for the sitter to lean on, and a velvet drape on one side.
Men and women were usually photographed at full length, standing, or occasionally seated.