Monday, February 25, 2013

Galerie des Modes, 29e Cahier, 2e Figure

New Circassienne in Italian Gauze, lined with Indian taffeta; it is trimmed in Gauze, pinched in coques with bouquets of delphiniums, the whole edged with an English Ribbon.  The Coiffure is a toque: long hair surmounted with a toque à l'Espagnole, trimmed with Heron plumes and aigrettes. (1780)

CIRCASSIENNE A LA PROVENÇALE, of Italian gauze, lined with Indian taffeta, very richly draped and trimmed, which is explained in the caption.  This Gown produces the most brilliant effect when it is worn by a Woman tall, well-made, and pretty.


4 comments:

  1. "...As opposed to many of our other offerings this season, any of which would be better suited for short, fat women of angry disposition."

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  2. The Choll has spoken. Snort: a hoot.

    As I wrote on Facebook, I just love Birthday Cake dresses. This dress could be made of buttercream over white butter cake, scented with rosewater, and decorated with a mix of live flowers and marzipan lookalikes, along with swoops of buttercream in fantastic swags, and topped with real ostrich feathers. Mmm.

    Actually, excepting the enormous bum, it's a handsome dress.

    Very best,

    Natalie

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    1. I would love a birthday cake based off this gown!

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