uwmspeccoll: Fashion Friday—Costumes of the W…

uwmspeccoll:

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