White silk evening dress
/ The Empire Waist
Among the trends reviewed by Vogue during the 1910s was the "revival" of Empire-waist dresses, previously popular at the beginning of the nineteenth century (styles of the 1810s were also historicizing, inspired by ancient Greece in both aesthetic and philosophy).

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The columnar, empire-waist dresses favored during the late 18th and early 19th centuries are early examples of fashion looking back. Their look drew on the simple lines of Grecian clothing, and the democratic ideals associated with ancient Greek civilization resonated in the period immediately following the tumultuous French Revolution.

Evening dress
White silk tricot, pink fringe and cord
Circa 1810, England
The Museum at FIT, P92.2.13
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