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This is one of my favourite dresses from the Kyoto Costume Institute collection! I even made an attempt to draw it, but I think it is preferable to show you the original version.
Robe à l’anglaise with black and wine-coloured decoration and fichu at neck, 1790s.
A fichu was a thin draped material which covered the shoulders and neck, sometimes tucked into the stomacher or crossed over the breasts. In the 19th century, after cashmere was brought to Western Europe, the fichu was replaced with large shawls.
I’m so happy you posted this! I don’t have the Kyoto “Bible” yet, and it’s nearly impossible to find photos online. Thank you!
I wish I could see the rest of your comment! I appreciate your opinion, though, and if possible could you post the rest of it so that I can reply correctly? Thanks :)
scatteredplops-deactivated20101 said: Hello!!!
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Oh my gosh, wow. I would be so honored to be included! I will definitely be shooting you a message :)
I only included the link so that it wouldn’t appear that I was taking credit for your work, and as far as I know it wasn’t hot linking since I uploaded the photos myself, but if it makes you more comfortable I have no problem deleting everything. I’m sorry if I’ve upset you!
Dress | c. 1897 | France
Portrait de madame de Saint-Germain par Pierre Mignard (1612-1695)
Louise, reine de Prusse, d’après Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, par Marie Heuer, in 1802.