Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Stays, ca 1790 England or France, the V&A Museum
These are interesting because they’re right in the middle of the transition from rigid, mono-boobed 18th century stays to the softer ones worn in the early 19th century. Those odd tabs hanging off the back may have functioned as a miniature bustle.
Women’s jacket and vest, ca 1790, Musée des Tissus de Lyon
Silk embroidered jacket at KCI, c. 1790
Believe it or not, the first two photos are a reproduction of the extant jacket, which is pictured in the bottom photo, by Reine des Centfeuilles. Stunning!
Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter by Ermolay Kamezhenkov, 1790’s (early?) Russia, Rybinsk Museum-Preserve
Evening dress, ca 1800 India (probably - for the Western market), LACMA