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Between 1900 and 1999, fashions changed along with attitudes to women, their role in society and their clothing and bodies. This gallery presents a chronological snapshot of the changing silhouettes of women's fashion in the 20th century.
Silhouettes: a century of female fashion 43 images
Women have worn corsets for centuries as an integral part of their wardrobes. Corsets fell from fashion during the 20th century, seen as cruel and uncomfortable. This gallery shows how corsets developed through the years.
Corsets 37 images
Discover beautiful gowns, evening wear and more by iconic fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, one of the most prominent figures in Parisian couture fashion.
Elsa Schiaparelli 18 images
When it comes to accessorizing, one can never go too big or too bold! This gallery boasts plenty of ideas for fashionable headgear and inspiring examples of adventurous hat design.
Hats and Headgear 17 images
Fashion | Photography
Paintings, engravings and drawings of people wearing traditional, national and folk costumes and clothing from across Europe.
European Folk Costumes 22 images
Art | Fashion
Highlights of Europeana Fashion 15 images
Don Giovanni's tour of Europe 4 images
Art | Fashion | Music
The meaning of celebrity can be stretched to signify ‘fame’ in its absolute form: something that can be either linked to people, but to objects as well.
Celebrity fashion 13 images
Balls were an occasion to meet, chat, have fun and... show off! Browse this gallery to find the finest 19th and 20th century creations and toilettes for balls from Europeana Fashion Collection!
Clothes for the Ballroom 8 images
From the too big to the too small, fashion is a place where to experiment. Explore fashion design in its most extreme forms and let the eccentric blow your mind.
Eccentric Fashion 6 images
Celebrate springtime with the most shimmering flowers that you can find in Europeana Fashion archive!
Flowergems 8 images
Conquer the space with this astral selection of Europeana Fashion items perfect to reach to the stars!
Fashion Forward 9 images
Follow the rich plot thread of this embroidered selection of pieces from our collection! From the 17th century to the most contemporary designs, enjoy the beauty of embroidery.
Embroidery 6 images
From the traditional to the most cheerful one, have a look at the prints in our Europeana Fashion collection!
Fashionable prints 4 images
Discover the many forms and definitions of ‘uniform’ and the intricate relationship fashion establishes with power, representation and identity.
The Uniform 13 images
Sometimes just one colour is enough! Find your favourite in this multicoloured theme of monochrome pieces from Europeana Fashion's collection.
Colorblock 6 images
There are many less obvious ways in which animals contribute to fashion, and this theme focuses on all the designs from Europeana Fashion's collection which feature animals and beasts!
Animalier 8 images
Galas have been portrayed in stories and fairytales as pivotal moments in the articulation of the narrative, and the clothes designed for this events reflect the alluring atmosphere of these moments.
The Gala 10 images
Swimwear 10 images
Do objects have a gender? The intricate relationship between fashion and identity can be explored through the stories of those objects that, for their appearance, history and use, are linked to the theme of gender.
Masculin Féminin 11 images
Art Nouveau jewellers styled fashionable pieces for their elite clients. Find out more in our Art Nouveau exhibition.
Art Nouveau jewellery 17 images
Art | Fashion
Ever since travelling became an accessible activity in the nineteenth century, 'travel time' has been made a fashionable event in its own right.
Fashion for Travel 14 images
We label many activities as 'leisure' - here are some of the outfits especially designed for these kinds of activities.
Sportswear fashion 7 images
Fashion | Sport
A glimpse into the history of menswear, as showcased in portraits and photographs of men of different times and places
Sartorial masculinity 8 images