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fripperiesandfobs:

Town dress with chemisette owned by Empress Josephine, First Empire

From the Chateau de Malmaision Costume Collection app:

“This high-waisted dress with its square, low-cut neckline and decorated with white embroidered flowers and leaves is typical of the fashion at the start of the First Empire. To conceal the low neckline, it could be worn with a chemisette which was slipped inside the dress. This one is in white muslin, embroidered with a sprinkling of flowers and embellished with a ruché trim. This outfit comes from the family of Madame Poyard who looked after the Empress’s wardrobe after 1809.”

Portrait of a Lady by William Artaud, 1809, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

Portrait of a Lady by William Artaud, 1809, New Walk Museum & Art Gallery

(Source: BBC)

inspiringdresses:



Evening dress, 1805-10 UK (probably), the Met Museum
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Evening dress, ca 1810 France, Les Arts Décoratifs

Evening dress, ca 1810 France, Les Arts Décoratifs

Dress, 1805-10 France, Les Arts Décoratifs
Evening dress, 1805-10 France (possibly), the V&A Museum
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Dress, ca 1810 France (probably), the Met Museum

Day dress, 1808-12, Bath Fashion Museum
Dress, ca 1810 US, the Met Museum
Portrait of Julie Bonaparte with daughters Zenaide and Charlotte by François Gérard, ca 1810 France, Musée national du Château de Fontainebleau

Portrait of Julie Bonaparte with daughters Zenaide and Charlotte by François Gérard, ca 1810 France, Musée national du Château de Fontainebleau

Dress, 1805-10, Mode Museum

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