I don’t think I ever paid attention the the hems, but I’ll look!
okay soooo you want me to see if I can find a dress/petticoat of that era hemmed with red? It might take me a little while, but I’ll see what I can do. Stuff in museums tends to be upper-class couture rather than every day wear.
Orientalism is the influence and adaptation of Middle-Eastern, Indian, and Asian aesthetic into western art, music, literature, and design. Western sociey has always had a fascination of the unknown and the exotic, and orientalism is the romanticization of that. For as long as the west has traded goods with the east, Orientalism has manifested itself in western fashion, although it has gone in and out of style like anything else.