Waistcoat ca. 1730-1739 via The Victoria & Albert Museum
“Satin dyed, a brilliant sunshine hue forms the body of this court waistcoat of the 1730s. Such a rich yellow was fashionable in men’s and women’s dress from the 1730s until the 1780s. In keeping with the lavishness of court dress, the waistcoat is embellished with embroidery in coloured silk and silver threads of several textures. A pattern of large flowers and leaves with feathered scrolls cover the front edges, the pocket flaps and the front of the waistcoat skirts. The scale of the embroidery pattern and its range of textures are characteristic of Baroque design in general and 1730s embroidery in particular.”
The Peeresses Robes. To be worn at the Coronation of their Majesties William IV and Adelaide | September 1831
American ball gown, 1860
Costume Institute at Met
I love this fabric.
Gilbert Adrian | Costume for Norma Shearer as Marie Antoinette | c. 1938 1930s interpretations of 18th century fashion? yes please. This movie is in black and white but it is one of the most visually stunning movies I have ever seen.
Gilbert Adrian | Costume for Norma Shearer as Marie Antoinette | c. 1938
1930s interpretations of 18th century fashion? yes please. This movie is in black and white but it is one of the most visually stunning movies I have ever seen.
Jacques Doucet | c. 1902
This evening coat is a fine expression of the Belle Époque aesthetic of luxurious surface embellishment. The combination of fabrics, chiffon, velvet, eyelet and mink, represent the opulent taste of the period. The silhouette of the cape and the beautifully shaped sleeves would only adorn one of Doucet’s finest clients.
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Portrait of the Baronne James de Rothschild, 1848. Gorgeous <3
Still in awe of the way Ingres paints the satin.