18th Century Gentleman’s Wedding Suit.
Typical of the type of outfit a gentleman in the Georgian Era would wear to a wedding or important event. The jacket flares from the waist into multiple folds to give easier movement and the front has a long line of matching buttons. The breeches have a buttoning front flap. Part of the costume collection at Ham House, Surrey, UK. Part of the National Trust, UK. nationaltrustimages.org.ukContinue reading →
“Beau” Brummell (7 June 1778 – 30 March 1840)
- Iconic figure of the Regency Era in England.
- Friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV.
- Champion of understated but perfectly fitted and tailored bespoke garments.
1800s Gorgeous Fabrics For Fashion and Households
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1813 Red High Waisted Evening Dress Fashion Plate By Rudolph Ackermann in ‘The Repository’.
Gorgeous Regency Empire style high-waisted fashion.Continue reading →
1812-1814 ca. Peignoir, or Wrap Around Gown. Wrap-over gown made of Indian ikat, with round, slightly raised collar, adorned with gathered trimmings and narrow shoulder frills. Excessively long sleeves with wristbands.Continue reading →
1804 The Delights of the Malmaison. A saunter through the park.Two women in the gardens of Malmaison, the château that was refurbished by Napoleon’s first wife, Josephine. The château is located several miles outside of Paris.Continue reading →
1805 An Official Ball, in the Strasbourg Theater. Two women stand talking at a ball and wearing formal attire, closer to the ‘costume de cour’ or formal court dress worn under the French king’s reign, while dancers twirl in the background.Continue reading →