New blog Part Nouveau, or ‘partly new’, delves into fashion history to showcase the inspiration–be it art, photography or design–behind some of today’s biggest fashion moments. It’s fascinating and impossible not to get lost in, so we asked the site’s founder, Lilah Ramzi, to give us a little history lesson each week.
This week’s lesson? That caged crinoline that was a hit for Sarah Burton’s spring/summer 2013 bee-themed collection for Alexander McQueen was a hit with women in the mid 19th century too. Only they wore theirs under their dress, of course.