uwmspeccoll: Fashion Friday—Costumes of the W…


Fashion Friday—Costumes of the World

For this week’s Fashion Friday post, we return to

Costumes of the World, which treats us to hand painted illustrations of ancient Greek fashions.  Plates 8-12 in this series depict a range of fashions from various regions, traditions, and eras.  In fact, viewers may note that the date ranges identified on the plates span from 1200-300 BC.  We wonder how it is that the same color scheme remained en vogue throughout the entirety of this range when nowadays color trends change each season? 

**If you didn’t catch the first post in this new fashion series, you may want to take a peak in order to view a wider range of ancient fashion options. Or, browse through the  Fashion Friday series for a look at (somewhat) more contemporary fashions.  

Katie, Special Collection Graduate Intern