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Castle, Dress and Hair

Robe Volante. 1730s. French. Silk. Back view. (2010.148)

Robe Volante | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

13th century Hever Castle, Kent - From 1462 to 1539 it was the seat of the Boleyn family. Anne Boleyn, the second queen consort of Henry VIII, spent her early youth there, after her father, Thomas Boleyn had inherited it in 1505. He had been born there in 1477, and the castle passed to him upon the death of his father, Sir William Boleyn. It later came into the possession of King Henry's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.

MGs at Hever Castle - 4th July 2004

Alexandra's Clothing; Formal and Informal

Alexandra's Clothing; Formal and Informal

French Revolution Makeup... Moreso though, I love Kirsten Dunst and this movie (Marie Antoinette)

Medieval, Lydanford Church, Devon, England photo via aryanna

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna in uniform of Colonel-in-Chief of the Russian Hussars.

Olga's regiment white pelisse "mentik" ( not a garment of her own) and busby. Olga was named colonel in chief of her own regiment in 1909 and this made her very happy and in 1911 her regiment went to Livadia in order to congratulate her on her 16th birthday, on this occasion, Nicholas awarded her regiment the rare honour of wearing a pelisse (were paid out of Olga's money). On Parade Dress Order the pelisse was worn over the shoulders. Off ranks and in winter it could be worn as a jacket.

Dinner dress Date: 1855–59 Culture: British Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 13 in. (33 cm) Length at CB (b): 48 1/2 in. (123.2 cm)

Inside of Tintern Abbey, Wales England © Serge Freeman

Dress ca. 1820 By the beginning of the 1820s, the waistline had started to move down. New historical influences are visible in dress styles. This particular example has a gathered collar in imitation of the ruffs of 16th century dress. The sleeve with a series of puffs down the arm was known as a ‘Marie’ sleeve, after a similar style worn by Marie de Médicis, Queen of France at the beginning of the 17th century.

Evening gown, Liberty (London), c1880. Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

I am thoroughly smitten with the deeply saturated hue of this crimson Victorian dress from 1879.