It's like a byproduct of the recession. In times of sucky lives with no money, all we've really got going for us is nostalgia, which is probably why since my last blog post the only thing that has really excited me is a fantastic website, www.thefrock.com. Basically, some guy with excellent couture taste started collecting vintage dresses a while back, and when his collection became too overwhelming in size, he decided to put some of these pieces up for sale. He has some divine dresses and coats, all divided under the categories Victorian-Edwardian, Flapper - WWII, Mid-Century, Designer & Couture, Bridal, and Celebrity Wardrobe.
I know. I wasn't kidding when I said this guy has an expensive hobby.
I love that each garment for sale has a date and a little blurb about the garment's construction, materials, and its history. It's like going on the Costume Institute website, only...dare I say it...better. My favorite section has to be the Victorian-Edwardian category, only because this was truly the group of photos I had such a hard time choosing which one I liked even better than the one before. It's shocking that this is no museum here. I have yet to decide on my favorite pieces, so I shall post fabulous ones as soon as I discover them, but for the time being, here's a taste of the frosting:
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