9. Alexander McQueen Spring 2013. Crinoline Period. Understructure used during this period for fullness.

Alexander McQueen's 19th-Century Throwback

9. Alexander McQueen Spring 2013. Crinoline Period. Understructure used during this period for fullness.

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

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

1860's The vast hoop skirts of the mid-19th century were supported by crinolines – steel, cage-like structures worn with a corset and petticoats. They were cumbersome and dangerous (it was tricky to sit down and to get in and out of carriages plus they could get trapped in machinery and catch fire) but at least they were lightweight and allowed the wearer’s legs to move freely. The crinoline reached its maximum dimensions in 1860 and then started to shrink to less ludicrous proportions.

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1860's The vast hoop skirts of the mid-19th century were supported by crinolines – steel, cage-like structures worn with a corset and petticoats. They were cumbersome and dangerous (it was tricky to sit down and to get in and out of carriages plus they could get trapped in machinery and catch fire) but at least they were lightweight and allowed the wearer’s legs to move freely. The crinoline reached its maximum dimensions in 1860 and then started to shrink to less ludicrous proportions.

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

Yes, Lily James, you SHALL go to the ball!

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

Cage crinoline made with tape and steel - with a interesting ruffle around the bottom

Cage crinoline made with tape and steel - with a interesting ruffle around the bottom

Crinoline cage from about 1860. A crinoline was a stiff wired hoop skirt that would go under women's dresses to keep them in a particular shape.

Crinoline cage from about 1860. A crinoline was a stiff wired hoop skirt that would go under women's dresses to keep them in a particular shape.

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

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

The Lion King: Karen Elson, Edie Campbell and Atlas the Lion shot by Tim Walker for Love #10

The Lion King: Karen Elson, Edie Campbell and Atlas the Lion shot by Tim Walker for Love #10

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