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Morning dress, 1804
Young Woman Drawing by Marie-Denise Villers, 1801
Madame Barbier-Walbonne by François Gérard, 1796 (housed at the Louvre, Paris)
Child’s Day Bonnet, Met Museum, ca. 1815
Carriage costume, January 1817
Madame Regnault de Saint-Jean-D’Angély by Francois Gérard, 1798 (Louvre, Paris)
Madame Tallien by Jean-Bernard Duvivier, 1806, Brooklyn Museum
Lovely! It’s fascinating to see what fashions we have today that we think are new and unique, like hair bows or the open shoulders we see here. While I haven’t seen another example of the open shoulders in the Regency period, we do have plenty around the 1910s! Nothing is new - a most beautiful thought.
Straw and Silk Bonnet, MFA Boston, 1815
Reblogging my favorite Regency posts because I’m in that type of mood!
Ladies’ Magazine, 1805.
Look at those strange closures on the black pelisse! What do you think they are?
“Cloth-of-silver” (silk bobbinet embroidered with heavy silver lamé) wedding dress with white silk satin lining and silver metallic-thread embroidery, English, c. 1816.
Made by “Mrs. Triaud of Bolton Street” and worn by Princess Charlotte for her wedding to Prince Leopold. The dress apparently required 500 hours of detailed hand-stitching in ultra-fine, mono-filament silk threads, “almost invisible to the naked eye.”