…I want one. I want it to be patterned taffeta-silky-something.
Okay, I know it’s a polonaise, but let’s just say it counts 🙂 ; 1775, Killerton, Devon, Nat’l Trust
1784 portrait of princess Louise Augusta by Jens Juel; Although probably a gown, I’m going to pretend it’s a jacket. The white an green bows fill me with glee!
pierrot, 1785, French The Met; one of my favorite pieces of all time.
Journal des Luxus, 1789; Dames a la Mode; This is weird, sure, but it’s pink and delightfully eccentric.
Gallerie des Modes, 1782; Dames a la Mode
Gallerie des Modes; 1780; a polonaise jacket. Dames a la Mode
IMATEX – can’t access the original listing, but I’m guessing 1790s for this one. Gorgeous!
Caraco, Nat’l Trust, 1780-90, Snowshill collection. That is PINK. And I love the lining too 🙂
Pink was a popular color in the second half of the 18th century, although we don’t have many extant examples of jackets in this color. There doesn’t seem to be all that many fashion plates showing pink jackets either, although pink gowns abound.
BerksgalApril 19, 2012 at 9:33 PM
I want one too!
Toby WollinApril 19, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Hey…did you notice how many of these combine pink with… green? Lily Pulitzer, where are you?
Lauren RApril 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM
Yes! I think it's delightful! I already have the green petticoat, too, so now just need the pink jacket 🙂
Witchcrafted LifeApril 20, 2012 at 1:34 AM
As pink is my all-time favourite colour, and the Georgian era is amongst my most beloved periods of time, I'm more than a little enamored with this delightful post.
Wishing you a beautiful Thursday,
hierogothicApril 20, 2012 at 2:23 AM
I don't know if you have seen Johanna's lovely pink and green creation – so sweet!
Lauren RApril 20, 2012 at 9:27 PM
I had seen Johanna's creation and was floored by it! She does wonderful costumes! I have a soft green petticoat and was thinking right along with you, for green and pink together. It's such a prominent color combination in fashion plates in the 1770s.
AllisonApril 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM
Make a polonaise jacket! I don't think people make them often, and I want to see how they're put together.
Lauren RApril 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM
I'm sooo tempted. I love the polonaise in stripe at the top there, with the shaped skirt. /ponders