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Fads From The Past: The ‘Monstrous’ Puff Sleeve

The Romantics, daintiness and ginormous sleeves.

Fashion Plate (1896) — Thomas J. Watson Library, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)

HBO Max’s Gossip Girl has a penchant for showcasing contemporary runway fashion through their affluent protagonists. Take Monet’s shoulder pad look from the very first episode, that shall remain forever etched in my brain, and Julien’s more subtle one worn in the…

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