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Greek key designs in fashion

I’m feeling very inspired by Greek key designs. There are dozens of beautiful historical dresses that uses the design:

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Silk dress with velvet Greek key pattern trim, 1855. This was worn by a girl aged about four years.

From The Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London

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Directoire gown worn with red shawl with Greek key border, from Costume Parisien, 1799 at
http://www.tetradequestrian.com

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Romantic era dress from Goddess: The Classical Mode

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1860s dress. Either from the Met or the V&A

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1890s bathing costume from Goddess: The Classical Mode

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And of course, Queen Maud’s 1911 Worth dress

Variants of the design appear in the murals at Pompeii too:

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UPDATE: I will continue to add Greek key fashion images as I find them, so that this post can act as a reference for Greek key fashion images

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Princess Andrew of Greece (?) with her daughters in a Greek Key dress, circa 1908

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An evening dress by Edward Molyneux, late 1920s
http://www.miscellanees.com/m/mode02.htm

Childrens fashions for July 1863

Evening dress, House of Lanvin, 1925. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening dress, Mme. Jeanne Paquin, 1905-1907, Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

2 Comments

  1. Rebecca says
    • Thank you so, so much! I hadn’t thought of it yet, but a list of links to people who have recreated Greek key dresses would also be fantastic – I’ll add that as well and include yours!

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