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elisabethishappy asked: Could you post shoes?
From what era?
notoriousfish asked: Do you have any historical examples of French military uniforms for women during WWI? I know American women participated, but I wasn't sure about the French. Would be lovely for a play I'm costuming. Thanks for any help! French military uniforms for men during WWI would also be lovely.
I’ve never seen any examples of that, but then again, I admittedly have not studied that area of costuming. I do have a few examples of women’s uniforms from WWI but none that are specifically French :/
Pierre Balmain, 1953
The Indianapolis Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Woman’s Dress, circa 1885
Costume/clothing principle attire/entire body, Silk plain weave with warp-float and supplementary weft patterning, and silk satin, A) Bodice Center back length: 25 1/2 in. (64.77 cm); B) Skirt Center back length: 41 in. (104.14 cm)
Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne (M.2007.211.781a-b)
Costume and Textiles Department.
Portrait of Princess Elizaveta Alexandrovna Tchernicheva by Alexis-Joseph Perignon, 1853
Afternoon dress by Lucile, 1919-20, Hillwood Estate
So I actually wasn’t aware of Lucile before recently but I love her and I wish I could find more of her work
For a little fun on the blog - a dress-up doll from The Tudors. I tried to make mine as historically accurate as possible, and it’s not too bad!
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Evening dress ca. 1795-1808
Evening dress ca. 1800