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Drop Front--Getting Dressed 3

Drop Front--Getting Dressed 3

This pelisse was made for a trousseau in 1823. Kudos to whoever it was who combined the photos of this beauty into one pin.

Pelisse: similar to a modern coat, full length with a typical empire period silhouette;

Aglae. From the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion". Lancaster-Barreto collection.Coat: Camel wool in natural colour. Silk organza collar, pipping and buttons. Pluche de some, imitating fur, France, circa 1808. Mechlin collar lace.  Great example of the influence of Napoleon's peninsular war, the troubadour painting and the romanticism.  "Manches a la espagnole"  Cameo: seashell, enamel, gold. France, first quart of the XIX century. Bag: Marrocain leather, France, circa 1804.

From the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion".Coat: Camel wool in natural colour. Silk organza collar, piping and buttons. Pluche de some, imitating fur, France, circa Mechlin collar lace.

The Sunflower's Scribbles: Women's Fashion, 1790s-1800s

Gown - (Fashion Museum, Bath) A couple of alterations and minus the feather turban, I would so wear this now!

ca. 1810 Josephine dress of silver embroidered gauze (Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau, Malmaison France)

This is *way* vintage, but Josephine was always one of my style icons! "Court dress belonging to the Empress Josephine, made after Musee de Malmaison.

c 1800 White cotton gauze dress embroidered with bouquet pattern at bodice front and hem.

c 1800 White cotton gauze dress embroidered with bouquet pattern at bodice front and hem. Kyoto Fashion Institute item wish I had this for my wedding dress

Dress for Amelia, heroine of Mr. Cavendish I Presume by Julia Quinn. Bath fashion museum, silk gown 1817-1821. http://juliaquinn.com/books/cavendish.php#excerpt

Long duck egg blue dress with cream detail, taffeta, net, satin The Bath Fashion Museum

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