Why Not Skate Like It's 1895?11:08
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Quinn Burgess models three of her own creations: an 1895 skating ensemble, a 1925 bathing suit and an 1896 cycling ensemble. (Courtesy Chris Broderick and LR Stern.)
Quinn Burgess models three of her own creations: an 1895 skating ensemble, a 1925 bathing suit and an 1896 cycling ensemble. (Courtesy Chris Broderick and LR Stern.)

As the World Figure Skating Championships get under way in Japan, historical costumer Quinn Burgess joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss women's sportswear circa 1900.

Quinn Burgess, wearing her design of an 1895 skating ensemble with velvet hat and muff, at WBUR's studios in Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Quinn Burgess, wearing her design of an 1895 skating ensemble with velvet hat and muff, at WBUR's studios in Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Quinn Burgess, left, in a corset she made, talks with Here & Now's Robin Young. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Quinn Burgess, left, in a corset she made, talks with Here & Now's Robin Young. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A black velvet hat trimmed with ostrich feathers which Burgess sometimes wears with her skating ensemble. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A black velvet hat trimmed with ostrich feathers which Burgess sometimes wears with her skating ensemble. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A parasisal straw hat trimmed with pink flowers, by Quinn Burgess. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A parasisal straw hat trimmed with pink flowers, by Quinn Burgess. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Detail on the back of the Quinn Burgess’ 1895 skating ensemble jacket. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Detail on the back of the Quinn Burgess’ 1895 skating ensemble jacket. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A faux fur muff is a feature of Burgess' 1895 skating ensemble. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A faux fur muff is a feature of Burgess' 1895 skating ensemble. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A flower appliqué hides a seam on a white "shirtwaist" or blouse. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A flower appliqué hides a seam on a white "shirtwaist" or blouse. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

This segment aired on March 20, 2019.

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