Colonial Williamsburg has launched a cool online exhibit, “Historic Threads: Three Centuries of Clothing.” Currently, they have formal garments and accessories up — coming soon: fashionable, informal, work, and lifecycle clothing. There’s a REALLY nice zoom feature. The images are from their new exhibition, which I’m going to get to see (yay!), “Fashion Accessories from Head to Toe: 1600 to 1840,” as well as the 2002 exhibition, “The Language of Clothing” (18th- and 19-century clothing).
Coming soon at the same link will be, “New Threads: Reproduction Clothing.” I’m guessing we’re going to get to see the work of Janea Whitacre (CW’s mantua maker), Mark Hutter (CW’s tailor), and more!
Thanks to Sewphisticate on LJ for the heads up!