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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.)
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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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