'Course, I went on a pinning frenzy, and you can see all my personal faves on my 18th century costuming pin board, Colonial Williamsburg inspiration board, and Pierrot Jackets board. When you click through the images to the Imatex website, if the record does not come up, click the tiny link at the bottom for "English," and then click "Access as External User." Next, click the word "Imatex" on the left hand side, then "Search," and have at it.
Here are a few of my favorites:
|My first "must have this NOW" jacket - red velvet bound in blue! Long sleeve make me think 1780s-90s, but when you click through and see the front, it closes with a stomacher. Confusing!|
|I adore the tabbed bodices. This one is cut all in one. Isn't the textile just delicious, too?|
|This one has hand-painted silk trim, and what appears to be some awesome metallic tinsel stuff. I dated this to the 1790s - yes/no?|
|I found this jacket fascinating because it is *very* similar to the aqua 1790 KCI Jacket and Gilet we all lust after - you know, the one that you can't see the back of? Well here is an option!|
|This is a pierrot jacket - I'd say the 1780s - with some really interesting, fluffy, looped trim. And check out how long the front is! Click to the pin board and see the back of it - it's got quite the tail.|
|There are quite a few skirted jackets like this one, in the collection. She's got winged cuffs with lace - I'd say 1740s, what do you think? The textile is gorgeous, and what I find really cool about this jacket is it's made for a larger woman.|
All that aside, though, aren't they just *gorgeous* ? Thank you again to Emily!