Hi, I’m Victoria Markl
MASTER TAILORESS & HISTORICAL FASHION EXPERT
Hello! I’m Victoria, and I’m from Vienna in Austria where I also live and work.
I was very lucky to grow up in a city with so many museums, theatres and culture like Vienna. Every corner is filled to the brim with history and thanks to all my history teachers I learned to love it even more. I also always loved to go to musicals and plays to adore the amazing costumes the seamstresses and tailors in the costume departments made and I always thought to myself ‘Oh if I could make and wear a dress like this’.
Many years ago, when I was in business school, I found the costuming community by chance and wanted to be a part of it – so a sewing pattern and fabric were bought and the rest is history.
People don’t want to see clothes, they want to see something that fuels the imagination. Alexander McQueen
I taught myself how to sew but decided to learn it on a professional level and went to Kunst Mode Design Herbstrasse. After graduating I also attended the masterclass for stage costumes.
In late 2020 I took my exam to get my Master Craftman’s Certificate. (Meistertitel)
During all this time I found my passion for historical fashion and have continued to research this topic ever since. My main area of expertise lies in european fashion in the 18th, 19th and 20th century. I also dipped my toes into theatre work at Nationaltheater Mannheim (Germany) and also had an internship and later worked freelance at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien (Austria).
Nowadays I specialise in custom and made to order costumes for the 18th – 20th century, reproductions and modern fashion including evening or bridal gowns.
I’m currently also preparing topics for fashion history talks, ranging from historical underwear, corset myths, the first designers of fashion up to historical fashion icons and their wardrobes. (german & english)