For the study of historical dress; consisting of analyses of costume in paintings, translations of and research into fashion plates, and occasionally actual sewing.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Galerie des Modes, 1er Cahier de Grandes Robes d'Etiquette, 5e Figure
Court Dress in winter trimmed with furs, etc.
"... The trimming of a grand presentation dress, trimmed with six coquilles of filet an ell long, embroidered with very rich stones, the coquilles embroidered with a fringe with tassels of gold and silver, the bottom of the skirt edged with a foot of black velvet and a filet embroidered with stones, a garland of oval stones in the middle forming a garland; the top of the drapery pulled up with very rich bows of sequins embroidered with stones; the top of the pockets trimmed with a very rich silver-spangled wool gauze, the whole very fine; - the bottom of the gown in black velvet edged with a gold fringe, and three rows of stones embroidered on the black velvet; - the grand bodice of black velvet embroidered with very rich stones, and the underpetticoats of blue satin spangled finely with silver; - a tippet of fine, blonde, pleated petit pied lace and a pleated frill of the same blond lace and a fine golden wool, positioned in bouillons on the middle; - a pair of white satin ribbon bracelets, edged with a fine blonde petit pied, striped with two gold and silver lamés, the whole for the sum of ... 3,500 livres."