Ladies’ Companion, December 1857. LAPL Visual Collections.
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The first incarnation of Snow White, by Grim Natwick , which Walt Disney deemed too sexy c.1935 (she is very reminiscent of Betty Boop)
This dress was remade from a Japanese kimono in London. Some traces of the original kimono seams remain in the textile. The underskirt is missing, but it is thought that an underskirt made of a different fabric was combined with this garment. There are some other indications of missing original ornaments. In the late 19th century kimonos and textiles from Japan captured of the interest of many people in Western countries. Women in America and Europe made dresses from Japanese kimono fabrics and sometimes unstitched kimonos to make new dresses. They also wore kimonos as indoor wear. They especially favored kimonos for women in the highly ranked warrior families at the end of the Edo Period, like the source material for this dress.
l’eclair de genie (by Paul SKG)
Hassaku 2014: maiko Mameroku dressed in crested black kimono, gold obi and black laquered okobo by HOHAKA - blog
Ernest Hemingway, The Garden Of Eden (via murmurrs)