Garments of the rich within the Georgian period in England, and possibly garments of the rich in France below Louis XIV, XV, and XVI: It was an period of lush material, lush floor design, intricate layering, and head-to-toe extravagance for individuals who have been on the peak of the social pyramid.
The catch, after all, is that each one that 18th-century luxurious was exclusionary. The historical past of what of us have been allowed to put on is intriguing. I’ve began studying Gown Codes, and it’s fascinating, illuminating, and contains the legs and footwear of Louis XIV in full shade on the duvet:
https://www.amazon.com/Gown-Codes-Legal guidelines-Vogue-Historical past/dp/1501180061
When it comes to a “finest” decade, significantly throughout my lifetime, I don’t see one. My very best decade would characteristic lots of shade and floor design unencumbered by gendered guidelines, a variety of materials, moral and sustainable manufacturing, accessibility in any respect value factors (and social ranges), and superior consolation. So far as my exploration of textile and style historical past has gone, no period has met these requirements.
My specific animus is reserved for Beau Brummell, who ushered within the men-in-black period, and John Molloy, the creator of Gown for Success, who codified Anglo-American White Male Government model to the detriment of individuals of shade across the globe.