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Fabulous Fashions Of 19th Century NYC Revisited In COPPER

How the New York City's high society dressed in 1864: Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid) and Elizabeth Haverford (Anastasia Griffith) in COPPERDon't miss a stitch of the subterfuge: Watch BBC America's COPPER when it premieres on Sunday, August 19th, at 10/c. Only from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and only on BBC America.And revel in the sumptuous costumes in 19th century-set British dramas over at Anglophenia.


1864 women's fashions seen in Godey's Lady's Book; Women's styles of the time took its lead from France, and the most fashionable ones were restricting (tiny waists, layers of petticoats, hoop dresses) and expensive.Don't miss a stitch of the subterfuge: Watch BBC America's COPPER when it premieres on Sunday, August 19th, at 10/c. Only from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and only on BBC America.And revel in the sumptuous costumes in 19th century-set British dramas over at Anglophenia.


While costume designer Delphine White looked at the past for ideas on how to dress Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones), she also injected some rakish-ness by way of 1970s cultural icons Robert Mapplethrope (pictured inset left, with Patti Smith) and Mick Jagger. Don't miss a stitch of the subterfuge: Watch BBC America's COPPER when it premieres on Sunday, August 19th, at 10/c. Only from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and only on BBC America.And revel in the sumptuous costumes in 19th century-set British dramas over at Anglophenia.



While women of lower classes didn't have elaborate wardrobes, they still prided themselves on following the styles. Sara Freeman (Tessa Thompson) wears less voluminous dress than an upper-class lady would and she does wear a pair of mitts on her hands— they were an important accessory for women throughout the 19th century—as well as a shawl. Don't miss a stitch of the subterfuge: Watch BBC America's COPPER when it premieres on Sunday, August 19th, at 10/c. Only from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and only on BBC America.And revel in the sumptuous costumes in 19th century-set British dramas over at Anglophenia.


As the owner of Eva's Paradise, a saloon and brothel in Five Points, Eva Heissen (Frank Potente) is not as restricted in what she wears, showing much more cleavage than one would in "good society."Don't miss a stitch of the subterfuge: Watch BBC America's COPPER when it premieres on Sunday, August 19th, at 10/c. Only from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and only on BBC America.And revel in the sumptuous costumes in 19th century-set British dramas over at Anglophenia.


In this sketch of prisoners going to Blackwell's Island, a jail facility, the lower-class female prisoners are showing much more bosom with their revealing dress.Don't miss a stitch of the subterfuge: Watch BBC America's COPPER when it premieres on Sunday, August 19th, at 10/c. Only from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and only on BBC America.And revel in the sumptuous costumes in 19th century-set British dramas over at Anglophenia.



However, the time when "respectable" women could wear more daring lower necklines were at functions like balls or dinners.Don't miss a stitch of the subterfuge: Watch BBC America's COPPER when it premieres on Sunday, August 19th, at 10/c. Only from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and only on BBC America.And revel in the sumptuous costumes in 19th century-set British dramas over at Anglophenia.


The French fashion house Worth was the lead couturier of the time and his dresses could be as much as $2,500 in 19th century dollars!Don't miss a stitch of the subterfuge: Watch BBC America's COPPER when it premieres on Sunday, August 19th, at 10/c. Only from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and only on BBC America.And revel in the sumptuous costumes in 19th century-set British dramas over at Anglophenia.


Heavy silks in sold colors were popular at the time, as Elizabeth Haverford (Anastasia Griffith) shows off. At left is an advertisement from a Canal Street company for a "Spring pardessus"—in other words, a spring coat. Pardessus-style fitted coats started to become more popular with younger women in the 19th century, while older women preferred cloaks. Don't miss a stitch of the subterfuge: Watch BBC America's COPPER when it premieres on Sunday, August 19th, at 10/c. Only from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and only on BBC America.And revel in the sumptuous costumes in 19th century-set British dramas over at Anglophenia.


1864 women's fashions seen in Godey's Lady's Book.Don't miss a stitch of the subterfuge: Watch BBC America's COPPER when it premieres on Sunday, August 19th, at 10/c. Only from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and only on BBC America.And revel in the sumptuous costumes in 19th century-set British dramas over at Anglophenia.


Elegant dinner dress: Gotham: The History Of New York City to 1898 notes "Magazine writers often depicted bankrupt businessmen as victims of their wives' pursuit of lavish wardrobes." Don't miss a stitch of the subterfuge: Watch BBC America's COPPER when it premieres on Sunday, August 19th, at 10/c. Only from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and only on BBC America.And revel in the sumptuous costumes in 19th century-set British dramas over at Anglophenia.


Men's and women's clothing of the 1860s. Don't miss a stitch of the subterfuge: Watch BBC America's COPPER when it premieres on Sunday, August 19th, at 10/c. Only from Academy Award®-winner Barry Levinson and Emmy® Award-winner Tom Fontana and only on BBC America.And revel in the sumptuous costumes in 19th century-set British dramas over at Anglophenia.