English fashion plates from 1802, and French fashion plates from Year 10 (1801-1802) of the French Republican Calendar. All images come from the collection of the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs. www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/francais/bibliotheque/ PLEASE ATTRIBUTE THESE IMAGES TO THE BIBLIOTHÈQUE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS. At a minimum, please link back to this Flickr set.
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The Prince Regent's sister, who became Queen of Wertemburg. Married in 1797. This was painted after that by an unknown artist and the image is apparently in private hands. Not much known about this image sadly. Doesn't she look like her brother George!
1803 This dress has a matching turban trimmed with a spray of short feathers. The fur tippet around the lady's neck reaches to the floor. Two bracelets are worn high on the arms between the short sleeves and long gloves. The purse and slippers are in a slightly lighter shade than the rust of the dress.
We started the day with a delicious breakfast, in costume to the bemusement of other cafe patrons who weren't aware of what was happening at the University conference facilities that weekend. Not that we were the only ones in costume. Here we are in our day gowns Behind the cut you'll see…