Britain's Doris Langley Moore was a pioneering fashion historian whose personal collection of men's and women's clothes became the basis of the  Costume Museum, later called the Fashion Museum, in Bath. The museum displays pieces from the 17th century to the present on some 165 mannequins, with highlights including work by British designers like Mary Quant and Alexander McQueen.—L.M.

Britain's Doris Langley Moore was a pioneering fashion historian whose personal collection of men's and women's clothes became the basis of the Costume Museum, later called the Fashion Museum, in Bath. The museum displays pieces from the 17th century to the present on some 165 mannequins, with highlights including work by British designers like Mary Quant and Alexander McQueen.—L.M.

Queens Throughout History: Part I: Nefertiti/Theodora/Wu Zetian/Eleanor/Zabel/Seondeok/Nzinga/Catherine/

Queens Throughout History: Part I: Nefertiti/Theodora/Wu Zetian/Eleanor/Zabel/Seondeok/Nzinga/Catherine/

Fashion shoot on the rooftops of Paris

Fashion shoot on the rooftops of Paris

Wedding gown with ivory tulle bodice fully embroidered with 3D organza feathers, each individually hand crafted, fully or partially embroidered with silver and white thread and bullion. The gown has an organza skirt consisting of 31 panels, hand embroidered with miniature eagle motifs using silver and white bullion. By Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.  Chosen by Hamish Bowles, International Editor-at-Large for US Vogue.

Wedding gown with ivory tulle bodice fully embroidered with 3D organza feathers, each individually hand crafted, fully or partially embroidered with silver and white thread and bullion. The gown has an organza skirt consisting of 31 panels, hand embroidered with miniature eagle motifs using silver and white bullion. By Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Chosen by Hamish Bowles, International Editor-at-Large for US Vogue.

alexander mcqueen

alexander mcqueen

History of Vietnamese hairstyles.

History of Vietnamese hairstyles.

Apache Indian police, c. 1883-1886.

Apache Indian police, c. 1883-1886.

Russian Costume; where was THIS when I was costuming The Tempest????

Russian Costume; where was THIS when I was costuming The Tempest????

Valentino Fall/Winter 2012

Valentino Fall/Winter 2012

Mariano Fortuny isn't a household name today, but in the early 20th century he became renowned in the high-fashion world for his finely pleated gowns worn by myriad glamorous women—including Mrs. Condé Nast herself. Since 1956, the museum has been housed in Fortuny’s Venetian palazzo, where he conducted the bulk of his life’s work.—S.S.

Mariano Fortuny isn't a household name today, but in the early 20th century he became renowned in the high-fashion world for his finely pleated gowns worn by myriad glamorous women—including Mrs. Condé Nast herself. Since 1956, the museum has been housed in Fortuny’s Venetian palazzo, where he conducted the bulk of his life’s work.—S.S.

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