V240: Robe a la Francaise, 1740 August 27, 2012 Bwah, it’s one of *those* days, so here’s a beautiful gown to gaze upon… The Met Robe a la Francaise 1740s British Hand-painted silk, fly fringe trimmings I’ll take a little opulence with my tea, please! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
AllisonAugust 28, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Wow! Just wow!
AnonymousAugust 28, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Thanks for sharing- this gown is divine! The fly fringe is amazing… just think of all the hours put towards the trim alone. Wish we all could have a gown like this in our wardrobes… sigh…
Lauren StowellAugust 28, 2012 at 8:55 PM
Me too! I don't have the patience for the fly fringe, or the money for the hand-painted silk, haha
Time Traveling in CostumeAugust 28, 2012 at 1:17 AM
Whoa. Wow is right. Imagine the poor fingers that did all that.
Lauren StowellAugust 28, 2012 at 8:56 PM
The painting, stitching, fly fringe, or all? I imagine countless hours went into this, with many hands working.
kbsalazarAugust 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM
Gown as ever, is gorgeous. Proof that nothing succeeds like excess. But speaking of excess, can we attribute your "Bwah" to aftermath of the absinthe party? -k.
Lauren StowellAugust 28, 2012 at 8:57 PM
Hahaha, no, I'm not much of a party girl! I had one glass of rather enjoyable wormwood-free (it's the US after all) absinthe, talked awhile to a Belgian kid, then went home. That's all! See how boring I am!!
IsisAugust 28, 2012 at 3:56 PM
Hmm, I wonder how long it would take to paint enough fabric…
Lauren StowellAugust 28, 2012 at 8:58 PM
What is the yardage on this gown, do you suppose? If the motifs are spread apart to leave a lot of negative space, then it might not take so long! The skill to do it, however…and the materials…different story, haha!
IsisAugust 31, 2012 at 11:37 AM
I had no problems with using up 8 yeards for my francais… But perhaps a jacket could be doable. 🙂