I promised some ephemera and that’s on the way soon, but in the meantime, have a look at the amazing costume archive from thr 1750s to the 1990s at The Kyoto Costume Institute. Of course, if you collect jewellery and art, fashion is part of what you need to understand in order to see how these wonderful things integrate into society, so thanks to KCI, you have some beautiful references at your fingertips.
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