Bartholomeus Spranger - Hermes and Athena,
Bartholomeus (Bartholomaeus) Spranger (21 March 1546 – August 1611) was a Flemish Northern Mannerist painter, draughtsman, and etcher. He was born in Antwerp in the Habsburg Netherlands (strictly in the Duchy of Brabant).
Cream moulded leather corset dress with handpainted detail by Alexander McQueen
the fact that i saw this in person in paris basically made me realize how amazing this man was more than i have ever thought. seeing his garments in person is truly an experience
Masquerade costume of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna - worn during the 1903 Imperial Costume Ball at the Winter Palace. This costume was a silk dress patterned with bands of gold brocade, embroidered with silver cord and artificial pearls. St. Petersburg, Russia.
An Elephant-Octopus Mural on the Streets of London by Alexis Diaz.
Via Divine Stream of the Goddess
The Moulin Rouge at Montmartre in Paris, 1923.
Photograph by Jules Gervais Courtellemont, National Geographic