Diplomat Captured Costumes of Diverse Classes and Cultures in 1797

bohemian prague dress

The King of Tahiti, Venetian nobles, French artists and the favourite of the King of Persia – all were fair game for the diplomat and illustrator Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur (1757-1810) who captured the clothing of all manner of classes and cultures at the very end of the 18th Century. Born in Montreal, Saint-Sauveur followed a … Read more

Designing a Folk Costume for Lindsborg, Kansas

Lindsborg adopts official folk costume

It’s not often that you hear of a modern American city taking on a ceremonial costume based on 19th century folk dress!  Lindsborg in Kanas was settled in1869 by a group of Swedish immigrants from the Värmland province of Sweden led by Pastor Olof Olsson and today thirty percent of the population is of Swedish heritage. Now a new costume, the … Read more