Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1959, with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins. Worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Gown, Norman Hartnell: 1959, with crinoline skirt heavily embroidered with beads and sequins. Worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Sculptural Fashion - elegant cage skirt; architectural fashion // Stephane Rolland Spring 2015

Sculptural Fashion - elegant cage skirt; architectural fashion // Stephane Rolland Spring 2015

1952 Life Magazine - Crinoline Petticoats - I wonder if we could make something like this for our dresses? jαɢlαdy

1952 Life Magazine - Crinoline Petticoats - I wonder if we could make something like this for our dresses? jαɢlαdy

Lily James as Cinderella: Behind the many layers, the gown is a feat of structural engineering. We started with the underwear: the corset and the crinoline (skirt cage), which was made of steel.

Lily James as Cinderella: Behind the many layers, the gown is a feat of structural engineering. We started with the underwear: the corset and the crinoline (skirt cage), which was made of steel.

Norman Hartnell, 1958. Worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II during the a state visit to the Netherlands.

Norman Hartnell, 1958. Worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II during the a state visit to the Netherlands.

3. Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013: the skirt of this dress is a modern take on the Spanish device called the Verdugale or Spanish Farthingale, with its cone-shaped skirt understructure that increases in size starting from the waist reaching to the floor

3. Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013: the skirt of this dress is a modern take on the Spanish device called the Verdugale or Spanish Farthingale, with its cone-shaped skirt understructure that increases in size starting from the waist reaching to the floor

Architectural Fashion - structured dress with 3D silhouette; sculptural fashion // Serkan Cura Spring 2015

Architectural Fashion - structured dress with 3D silhouette; sculptural fashion // Serkan Cura Spring 2015

Emphasis: Points of attention in a design. A feature that attracts the eye. The focal point. Can be achieved through size, placement, color, and use of lines.

Emphasis: Points of attention in a design. A feature that attracts the eye. The focal point. Can be achieved through size, placement, color, and use of lines.

VINTAGE BALL GOWN in taffettà and tulle, with extremely wide crinoline skirt and tulle decorations. by DecayCouture on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/258055842/vintage-ball-gown-in-taffetta-and-tulle

VINTAGE BALL GOWN in taffettà and tulle, with extremely wide crinoline skirt and tulle decorations. by DecayCouture on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/258055842/vintage-ball-gown-in-taffetta-and-tulle

Frilling: The petticoat had flounced frillsat the hem, with a second three-layeredorganza petticoat placed over the top

Frilling: The petticoat had flounced frillsat the hem, with a second three-layeredorganza petticoat placed over the top

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