For the study of historical dress; consisting of analyses of costume in paintings, translations of and research into fashion plates, and occasionally actual sewing.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Galerie des Modes, 1er Cahier de Grandes Robes d'Etiquette, 6e Figure
Full Court Dress trimmed with gauzes interlaced with oak garlands, etc.
"... The trimming of a trimmed gown dressed with blue crêpe, the parement of a garland of sequins edged with cornflowers, the petals in blue and green sequins, the leaves in green sequins, and the bases and hearts in stones, a large satin and pinked crêpe chicory positioned behind. The manchettes bordered with a petit pied of fine blonde. The petticoat of white taffeta covered with crêpe edged with blue sequins, a volant of a large garland edged with blue and green sequins; cornflowers in stones and sequins edged on the bottom with a very high blonde lace, a tulle ground with a border, held up with a large garland of roses positioned on a pleated frill of the same blonde. ... 600 livres."