Fashion

Dressing for an Edwardian Pandemic: The Spanish Flu of 1918

As the influenza pandemic, known colloquially as “la grippe” or the Spanish Flu, spread across the globe, governments and health officials immediately began to call for the use of masks as a solution to keep more people from getting sick. Soon, the streets were filled with people wearing these gauze masks, much to the tut-tutting …

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Fashion

What Queen Alexandra Wore

From the earliest days of her arrival to England as the beautiful, vivacious Danish princess come to wed the Prince of Wales, Alexandra set the fashion trends of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Her most lasting trend was the wearing of dog collar necklaces and chokers, alleged to hide a surgery scar on her …

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