1808 Walk in the Tuileries Gardens. A dandy of the Year VIII.Dandies tried to imitate the aristocracy in manner and appearance. This man wears short breeches, usually worn by the aristocracy, that were out of fashion and had been replaced by the ‘more-democratic’ ankle-length pants. His outfit and manners are a throwback to a pre-Revolutionary era.Continue reading →
1820 Ball Gown of Embroidered Net, British. Silk satin and silk net embroidered with metal and trimmed with silk blonde bobbin lace, hand sewn.
The dress has a low oval neckline, puffed short sleeves, a wedge shaped front bodice panel, and a medium high waist. The skirt has a central front panel, wedge shaped panels and the centre back panels are tightly gathered at the waist. The lining is padded at the hem with a frill of blonde stitched to cover. It fastens with a tape at the neck and hooks at the centre back.Continue reading →
1833 ca. Blue Silk Cutaway Coat, British. Double-breasted coat with contrasting velvet lapels. Part of typical gentleman’s ensemble of tailcoat, waistcoat, and trousers.Continue reading →
1826 Half Dress For Women. Empire Style Gowns and Fitted Headdresses. Prevailing Spring Fashions.Continue reading →
1804-1815 ca. Fawn Dress, Austrian. Empire line dress with beaded embroidery hem.
This dress was part of the exhibition on 1954 October 15th, 1954, on Fine Art of Costuming.Continue reading →
1810 Red Net Evening Dress, British. Machine made silk net, embroidered with chenille thread, with silk ribbon, hand-sewn. Dress of red silk machine-made net, with high waist, low neck and short, slightly gathered sleeves.Continue reading →
1788 Lady’s Mourning Fashion. Late Georgian to early Regency Era.Continue reading →
1800 February Two Winter Afternoon Dresses with plumed headdresses. Gorgeous Regency Fashions. Left: white dress with small train and a red belt, red ribbons form an ‘X’ on each sleeve and hem trimmed with red triangles. Right: wears a long, white, patterned dress with three quarter length sleeves and long yellow above the elbow gloves.Continue reading →