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Real Women’s Clothing Update – A Real, Honest to Goodness Big One!

So what happens when you get busy and don’t really update the Real Women’s Clothing directory for about a year? You have bazillions and bazillions of new listings to add! Ouch! I think my arm just fell off!

I’ve cleaned up links that weren’t working (like the Museo del Traje), relinked sites that changed URLs (like the Bowes Museum and what used to be the Museum of Costume in Bath, now the Museum of Fashion) — most of these have been gone so long that they’re highlighted as new, so longtime users of the directory may see some repeats. And I’ve added a veritable fiesta of new links. Yay!

I’d like to sincerely thank everyone who sends me links, or posts links on their own blog/livejournal/etc. Sometimes I file away your emails/posts for months before I’m able to get to them, and sometimes I bookmark the site and forget that it was you who sent it to me, but I’m always sincerely appreciative! Big shout out to Wendy for finding the Powerhouse Museum in Australia (bonus points to those who find the tram ticket dress!), Eva for finding the Gothenburg City Museum, and Bjarne for finding the National Museum of Denmark. And to anyone else who I’ve forgotten who has ever sent me links – thank you!

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  • Reply mala_14 November 10, 2007 at 1:19 am

    Oh wow! That 1877 black and grey stripe is sensational. It looks like a natural form version of modehistorique’s gothique gown. Other notables for me were the 1906 Liberty tea gown, and both 1912-1914 Swedish evening gowns. Thank you SO much Kendra! Now, excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard.

  • Reply Trystan L. Bass November 10, 2007 at 6:40 am

    I can swear I posted about this on LJ, but just checking — did you get garments from ? It has several dozen very well-documented 19th-c. garments. And they’re adding more, accd. to my friend who works at the theater associated w/the collection.

  • Reply Kendra November 10, 2007 at 6:59 am

    Trystan – yes, they’re in there – but I haven’t checked them in a year or two to see what they’ve added. Will add it to the list!

  • Reply Heileen November 10, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    There is a japanese museum I post about some time ago : the site is problematic (sometime it works, sometime not, and with every type of navigators), but it’s really worth it : I made myself an exhaustive list of it here and you can see an exemple of an 18th century dress here, in case the site doesn’t work correctly immediately.

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