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 →
1802 The Perron of the Palais-Royal, Paris, France.Despite his colorful clothing, this gentleman is dressed in the style of ‘Anglicizing’, or copying English Gentlemen’s fashions. This fashion began as way for the bourgeois to turn their backs on French aristocracy and their undemocratic ideals and formality and instead base their fashion style on the more relaxed clothing of the English gentleman of the time.Continue reading →
A Pelisse or Walking Dress in England, or a Redingote in France. Regency women’s fashions at their best!Continue reading →
1836-1840 ca, Printed Cotton Day dress, English.This 1830’s English day dress is cotton printed in a soft pink, red, white and green floral motif against a soft light brown ground. Soft colors and floral patterns can be seen in many 1830’s day dresses.Continue reading →