Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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V200: Redingote Portraits of Win

I love the 1780s and 90s, particularly the mannish styles, like the Redingote.  Something about those big collars and buttons, paired with big-ass Gainsborough hats - YUM!
Lady in Light Blue Gown by Jean-Baptiste Soyer, circa 1790
Maria de Ron von Breda
Portrait of Anna Lopukhina-Gagarina - 1792 - Jean-Louis Voille
Jean-Louis Voille Portrait of Elisaveta Alexandrovna Demidov 1791-92

I ordered some lavender taffeta to pair with black accessories, to make a 1790s something-or-other, probably a sweet redingote, I'm thinking. :-)

'Course, all this after all the other things currently on the cutting room floor. Ha!
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6 comments:

  1. Beautiful paintings. The clothing that they wore back then was so beautiful and had so much style.

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  2. Just gorgeous. Love the huge collars and the ginormous buttons!!

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  3. For some reason I feel that gray would be a good accent color with lavender.... Love the redingote style, and can't wait to see yours!

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  4. Gorgeous paintings ! Kinda inspires me to sew ! I just can't wait to see your lavender redingote !!!

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  5. The dark hard-one looks like a princess. So gorgeous. Agree with commentor who said that grey would be nice with lavender.

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