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Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

In keeping with the Win an ARC contest over on my other blog today I present to you, Fashionable Reader, outfits inspired by the cover of my forthcoming book, Etiquette & Espionage the first of my new YA Finishing School series.

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

First, a couple of gowns that might be worn by the characters in these books . . .


Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
  1860s skating costume

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
1866-1868  The Philadelphia Museum of Art

And something for Primrose to wear in the forthcoming Parasol Protectorate Abroad series.

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
1890-1895  The Victoria & Albert Museum

 Some vintage picks for the Rack:

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
 1914 Dinner Dress  The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
 1925  Raymond C. Yard  Christie’s

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail CarrigerBook Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
 1938 Evening Suit  Elsa Schiaparelli  The Arizona Costume Institute; 1938-1939Suit  Elsa Schiaparelli,   The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
 1940 Elsa Schiaparelli  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail CarrigerBook Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
 1940 Schiaparelli ensemble; 1943 Sally Victor  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
 1945 Evening Gown  Elizabeth Hawes  Augusta Auctions

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
 1954 Cocktail Dress  Christian Dior  The Chicago History Museum

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
 1955 Norman Norell  The Indianapolis Museum of Art

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
 1958 Jacques Fath  The McCord Museum

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
 1959 Cristobal Balenciaga  The Henry Ford Costume Collection

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Joan on Mad Men c. early 1960s look

Book Inspiration ~ Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger


Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.
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