1805-1815 ca. Bonnet. Olive brown stiffened, peaked brim, and lined with ivory satin to protect pale skin from sun.Continue reading →
1806 Waiting for the Saint-Cloud Coach, Place de la Concorde, Paris. This couple is depicted waiting for the coach, which was a passenger vehicle drawn by four horses. The woman is wearing a fashionable hat or “capote” that covers her face. Her dress maintains the empire waist and has very long sleeves that also have a ‘mancheron’ or a gathered sleeve at the shoulders. The man is wearing a ‘habit du gagé’ or a coat with tails, buttoned at the waist. His hat is a ‘haut-de-forme’ or what is commonly known in English as a top hat. He wears tight, short pants tucked into large, riding boots, as was the fashion for men. (PD-Art) Illustrations by François Courboin from Octave Uzanne‘s Les Modes de Paris. Variations du goût et de l’esthétique de la femme, 1797-1897, L. Henry May, Paris, 1898, or from the English translation of the same work: Fashion in Paris : the various phases of feminine taste and aesthetics from 1797 to 1897, William Heinemann, London, 1898. Modes de Paris Related articles 1803 Two Spring Morning Dresses. #Regency #Fashion 1800 February Two Winter Afternoon Dresses #Regency #Fashion … Continue reading →
1825 ca. Pelisse, British. Pale gold silk and linen.A Pelisse or Walking Dress in England, or Redingote in France, was a very fitted and tailored garment made to cover the insubstantial fabrics e.g. muslin, and floaty designs of Empire styled gowns which were not warm when out walking or riding in a carriage.Continue reading →
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 This man wears short breeches, usually worn by the aristocracy, that were out of fashion and had been replaced by the ‘more-democratic’ ankle-length pants.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 →
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 →