The Collection (a lot of pictures: antique clothing and photos)
Costume History 1800-1930 (almost text only)
Underwear 1800-1915 (text but a lot of pictures too)
Parasols (text but a lot of pictures too)
How to preserve antique textiles (text only)
Exhibitions, articles and book about this collection (pictures of the exhibitions)
I loved costume history since I was a child. I began collecting antique female clothing in 1997 and now I have more that 1000 items from gowns to shoes, from underwear to hats, dated between 1750 and 1930. This website is dedicated to this collection, to share this treasures with as much people as possible.
I noticed that a lot of users of this web site are not Italian, but unfortunately I’m not able to do an English version of the whole website. So I’ll try here to give you some tips that, I hope, will help you to browse the site anyway and to find the pictures you are interested in.
(collection) section you can find pictures of more then 400 items (clothing
and photos) divided by historical period.
I tried to date the items as best as I could, but this does not mean that all the items are dated correctly. If you see items that you think have been mis-dated, please let me know.
Sometimes I didn’t have a dummy with the correct shape for the dress I had to photograph, so in some pictures, dresses are shown non completely closed, or with an incorrect silhouette. I’m sorry.
From the “Collezione” page you can access also to some tips about preservation of antique textiles (consigli di conservazione), but this page is almost text only, so it is not very interesting for non Italian speaking people.
From the page “storia” (History) you can access to a brief costume history (storia della moda) from 1800 to 1930. The only parts here with a lot of interesting images are the ones about underwear (biancheria) from 1800 to 1915, and parasols (ombrellini).
From the page “Mostre” (exhibitions) you can access to pictures of all the exhibitions in which the items in this collection have been shown (click on the posters).
And, please, before leaving, leave a message in the Guestbook. I love reading your opinions about the website ^_^
If you have female clothing and accessories, or old photographs, and you’d like to know from which period they are, or you have items you are interested to sell or donate, or you want ask questions about this collection, you can contact me.