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"Dress: A Reflection of Culture and Identity" In the Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, we witness the vibrant display of traditional attire

Background imageDress Collection: Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, A. G. Sherwood Hunter (1846-1919)

Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, A. G. Sherwood Hunter (1846-1919)
Oil on canvas, Newlyn School, June 1897. This painting is a wonderful record of a lantern procession held to commemorate Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee in 1897

Background imageDress Collection: Alexander McQueen dress with Magpie motifs

Alexander McQueen dress with Magpie motifs

Background imageDress Collection: Biba Style

Biba Style
A woman trying on a minidress in one of Londons hippest boutiques, Biba. (Photo by Stephan C Archetti/Getty Images)

Background imageDress Collection: GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939. Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O Hara in a still from the film Gone With The

GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939. Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O Hara in a still from the film Gone With The Wind, 1939

Background imageDress Collection: Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980) Shah of Iran 1941-1979, with his third wife Farah Diba

Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980) Shah of Iran 1941-1979, with his third wife Farah Diba and their son Reza in ceremonial dress in front of throne

Background imageDress Collection: Full Dress Parade, the Citadel, Charleston, SC

Full Dress Parade, the Citadel, Charleston, SC
View shows soldiers marching in formation across the parade grounds of the Citadel. Buildings re visible in the background

Background imageDress Collection: Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father

Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father, a known supporter of the revolutionary cause
SOUTH CAROLINA: LOYALISTS. Laodicea Dicey Langston of South Carolina protecting her elderly father, a known supporter of the revolutionary cause

Background imageDress Collection: ST. BERNADETTE OF LOURDES (1844-1879). Nee Marie-Bernarde Soubirous

ST. BERNADETTE OF LOURDES (1844-1879). Nee Marie-Bernarde Soubirous. French peasant girl who had visions of the Virgin Mary

Background imageDress Collection: JOAN OF ARC (c1412-1431). French national heroine. Oil on canvas, 1879, by Jules Bastien-Lepage

JOAN OF ARC (c1412-1431). French national heroine. Oil on canvas, 1879, by Jules Bastien-Lepage

Background imageDress Collection: Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in

Picture shows Ready Steady Go! presenter Cathy McGowan at the door of Biba Boutique in Kensington Church Street, West London. She is 2nd from the right, with her friend singer Cilla Black, far right

Background imageDress Collection: David Bowie at his home, Haddon Hall, at Beckenham, Kent, 20th April 1971

David Bowie at his home, Haddon Hall, at Beckenham, Kent, 20th April 1971

Background imageDress Collection: ballerina's back 2

ballerina's back 2
Young beautiful ballerina is posing in studio. Alexander Yakovlev

Background imageDress Collection: Five little girls, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s

Five little girls, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s
A group of five young girls, comprising two older girls, two toddlers and a baby. The second from the left is probably Jane Ann Libby

Background imageDress Collection: Houses on the hillside, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s

Houses on the hillside, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s
Houses on the hillside with children playing in The Warren. Photographic print from the manuscript The History of Polperro by Thomas Q

Background imageDress Collection: Regatta and Carnival Week, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1993

Regatta and Carnival Week, Fowey, Cornwall. August 1993
The giant pasty, which is baked in Polruan, ready to be taken by harbour tug across Fowey harbour. Members of the town band escort it, who this year are dressed as Chelsea pensioners

Background imageDress Collection: Feathered Gown

Feathered Gown
A Norman Hartnell evening gown. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)

Background imageDress Collection: La Maison Moderne c. 1902 (poster) by Manuel Orazi (1898-1934) Location Musee des Arts Decoratifs

La Maison Moderne c. 1902 (poster) by Manuel Orazi (1898-1934) Location Musee des Arts Decoratifs
La Maison Moderne c.1902 (poster) by Manuel Orazi (1898-1934) Location Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France ?TopFoto

Background imageDress Collection: American actor James Dean with Swiss actress Ursula Andress, 9 September 1955

American actor James Dean with Swiss actress Ursula Andress, 9 September 1955
DEAN & ANDRESS, 1955. American actor James Dean with Swiss actress Ursula Andress, 9 September 1955

Background imageDress Collection: Italy, Venice, Antipope

Italy, Venice, Antipope
Max Ernst (1891-1976), The Antipope, 1941

Background imageDress Collection: JUDY GARLAND (1922-1969). American singer and actress

JUDY GARLAND (1922-1969). American singer and actress

Background imageDress Collection: Five young ladies, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s

Five young ladies, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s
Five young ladies in their Sunday best clothes. Photographic print from the manuscript The History of Polperro by Thomas Q

Background imageDress Collection: Portrait of a lady, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s

Portrait of a lady, Polperro, Cornwall. 1860-1870s
Full length portrait of a lady holding a book. Philip M. Correll (1992) identified the woman as " The school lady of the day"

Background imageDress Collection: The Harbour, Cadgwith, Cornwall. 1908

The Harbour, Cadgwith, Cornwall. 1908
A man and woman admire the visiting French ketch Nouvelle Marie, moored at Cadgwith. The ship was lost with all hands in 1909 off the coast of Glamorgan

Background imageDress Collection: ELIZABETH TALBOT (c1527-1608). Known as Bess of Hardwick. Countess of Shrewsbury

ELIZABETH TALBOT (c1527-1608). Known as Bess of Hardwick. Countess of Shrewsbury. Oil on canvas, 17th century, by an unknown artist after a portrait of c1590

Background imageDress Collection: Public Statue of a Sailor Kissing a Nurse

Public Statue of a Sailor Kissing a Nurse
Public Statue of a sailor kissing a nurse, Sarasota, Florida, black and white

Background imageDress Collection: Two women at work in a Mexican kitchen. Painting by an unknown artist, c1850

Two women at work in a Mexican kitchen. Painting by an unknown artist, c1850
MEXICO: KITCHEN, c1850. Two women at work in a Mexican kitchen. Painting by an unknown artist, c1850

Background imageDress Collection: MADELEINE FORCE ASTOR (1893-1940). Second wife and widow of John Jacob Astor IV

MADELEINE FORCE ASTOR (1893-1940). Second wife and widow of John Jacob Astor IV and survivor of the RMS Titanic. Photograph, c1912

Background imageDress Collection: GIRLS FASHIONS, 1952. Page from the September 1952 issue of McCalls magazine

GIRLS FASHIONS, 1952. Page from the September 1952 issue of McCalls magazine, featuring the character Betsy McCall, a paper doll whose cut-out dresses were based on actual fashions manufactured by

Background imageDress Collection: BONNIE AND CLYDE, 1933. American criminal Bonnie Parker (1911-1934)

BONNIE AND CLYDE, 1933. American criminal Bonnie Parker (1911-1934) playing at holding up her partner, Clyde Barrow (1909-1934). Photographed in 1933

Background imageDress Collection: GABRIELLE COCO CHANEL (1883-1971). French fashion designer. Photographed on the beach in Etretat

GABRIELLE COCO CHANEL (1883-1971). French fashion designer. Photographed on the beach in Etretat, Normandy, early 20th century. In the background is the cliff, Falaise d Amont

Background imageDress Collection: Backyard carnival, 1800s

Backyard carnival, 1800s
Children putting on a circus in the backyarrd, 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDress Collection: Ladies in Florence during the Renaissance

Ladies in Florence during the Renaissance
Noble ladies of Florence during the early 1400s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageDress Collection: Burmese womens native attire

Burmese womens native attire
Women of Burma (now Brunei) in traditional dress, 1800s. Antique hand-colored print

Background imageDress Collection: Women of Tudor England

Women of Tudor England
City women and a country-woman in Elizabethan England, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDress Collection: West Indian immigrants arriving in the United Kingdom. 19th May 1962

West Indian immigrants arriving in the United Kingdom. 19th May 1962

Background imageDress Collection: EMMELINE PANKHURST (1858-1928). English suffragist. Oil over a photograph

EMMELINE PANKHURST (1858-1928). English suffragist. Oil over a photograph

Background imageDress Collection: Stock Exchange

Stock Exchange
circa 1820: The London Stock Exchange from a drawing by Thomas H Shepherd. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageDress Collection: Russian Ballet Dancer Anna Pavlova

Russian Ballet Dancer Anna Pavlova
Russian Ballet dancer Anna Pavlova (1882 - 1931), regarded as the prima ballerina of her era, wearing a pleated dress without a corset for complete freedom of movement

Background imageDress Collection: Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer 29th July 9181

Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer 29th July 9181

Background imageDress Collection: Picture No. 10760372

Picture No. 10760372
Chief Lttle Hawk photo 1904 - North American Indian wearing feather headdress Date:

Background imageDress Collection: Picture No. 10900268

Picture No. 10900268
CAT - Black Cat Date:

Background imageDress Collection: Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England and Ireland from 1558, last Tudor monarch

Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England and Ireland from 1558, last Tudor monarch. Version of the Armarda portrait attributed to George Gower c1588

Background imageDress Collection: Illustration by Edmond Dulac for The Dreamer of Dreams, by Queen Marie of Romania

Illustration by Edmond Dulac for The Dreamer of Dreams, by Queen Marie of Romania. Watercolor and gouache, 1915
DULAC: THE ICE MAIDEN, 1915. Illustration by Edmond Dulac for The Dreamer of Dreams, by Queen Marie of Romania. Watercolor and gouache, 1915

Background imageDress Collection: Msai tribe people couple in costume traditional dress in jungles near hut near Kenya Africa

Msai tribe people couple in costume traditional dress in jungles near hut near Kenya Africa (MR)

Background imageDress Collection: MARGARET MOLLY BROWN (1867-1932). The Unsinkable Molly Brown

MARGARET MOLLY BROWN (1867-1932). The Unsinkable Molly Brown. American socialite, philanthropist, activist, and survivor of the Titanic. Photographed c1890

Background imageDress Collection: Silent Film Still: Sewing

Silent Film Still: Sewing

Background imageDress Collection: Detail of traditional dress of Hmong woman, Lao New Year Festival, Luang Prabang

Detail of traditional dress of Hmong woman, Lao New Year Festival, Luang Prabang, Laos, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageDress Collection: Russian boyars, 17th century

Russian boyars, 17th century
Russian boyars, or nobles, during the time of Peter the Great, 1600s-1700s. Antique hand-colored print



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"Dress: A Reflection of Culture and Identity" In the Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, we witness the vibrant display of traditional attire, showcasing the rich heritage and customs of the local community. A. G. Sherwood Hunter's artwork captures the essence of this celebration. The Alexander McQueen dress adorned with Magpie motifs is an exquisite masterpiece that combines artistry and fashion. It symbolizes elegance and creativity, reflecting the designer's unique vision. During the Full Dress Parade at The Citadel in Charleston, SC, military uniforms stand as a testament to discipline and honor. Each meticulously tailored garment represents dedication to duty and tradition. Biba Style takes us back to an era where fashion was bold and daring. This iconic brand revolutionized British fashion in the 1960s-70s with its avant-garde designs that embraced individuality. St. Bernadette of Lourdes' humble dress reminds us that true beauty lies within simplicity. Her devotion to faith transcended material possessions, inspiring millions around the world. The ballerina's back reveals gracefulness through her delicate costume as she effortlessly glides across stage - a visual poetry in motion. Regatta and Carnival Week in Fowey, Cornwall brings together locals dressed in nautical-themed outfits, celebrating their maritime traditions amidst joyous festivities by the sea. Houses on hillside Polperro showcases quaint cottages against a picturesque backdrop - their residents' attire echoing timeless charm from 1860-1870s Cornwall. A portrait captures a lady from Polperro during this period; her elegant dress reflects societal norms while hinting at her personality beneath layers of fabric - mysterious yet captivating. In Venice's Antipope festival attire transports us into another realm entirely – elaborate masks paired with lavish gowns create an enchanting atmosphere filled with intrigue and allure. Laodicea Dicey Langston bravely protects her father during America's Revolutionary War, her dress a symbol of resilience and defiance against oppression.