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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.”

Slippers of Napoleon’s Sister Found

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A delicate pair of slippers that had been sitting unnoticed in a Scottish university’s collection for more than a century may have actually belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister, Princess Pauline Borghese, researchers say.

The narrow silk and leather shoes, which measured just 1.5 inches (40 millimeters) across the toes and about 4 inches (10.2 centimeters) long, were marked on the sole “Pauline Rome.” They would fit a small child today, but might have been perfect for the famously petite princess who researchers say was often carried from room to room. Pauline would have been the youngest of Napoleon’s three sisters; Napoleon also had four brothers.

The tiny slippers were sitting inside a chest of clothes in the collection of the University of Aberdeen, where they attracted the attention of Louise Wilkie, a museum staff member. Wilkie said the slippers were given to the museum by Robert Wilson (1787 – 1871), who traveled the world extensively as a ship’s surgeon and had a friendship with Princess Pauline Borghese. Read more.

Evening dress designed and worn by Alma Cogan, late 1950’s
Bust is 97cm/38in, waist is 71cm/28in, about a size 16 UK/12 US.
Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 2:00 PM GMT (9:00 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

Evening dress designed and worn by Alma Cogan, late 1950’s

Bust is 97cm/38in, waist is 71cm/28in, about a size 16 UK/12 US.

Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 2:00 PM GMT (9:00 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

Evening dress designed and worn by Alma Cogan, late 1950’s
Bust is 92cm/36in, waist is 64cm/25in, about a size 12 UK/8 US.
Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 2:00 PM GMT (9:00 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

Evening dress designed and worn by Alma Cogan, late 1950’s

Bust is 92cm/36in, waist is 64cm/25in, about a size 12 UK/8 US.

Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 2:00 PM GMT (9:00 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Ensemble

Norman Hartnell, 1952

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Dress Worn by Queen Elizabeth II
Norman Hartnell, 1959

I kind of need this.  Maybe knee-length?

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Dress Worn by Queen Elizabeth II

Norman Hartnell, 1959

I kind of need this.  Maybe knee-length?

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Dress Worn by Queen Elizabeth II
1950s
Wedding dress worn by Queen Fabiola of Belgium, 1960 Paris (worn in Brussels), Mona Bismarck Foundation
She was married to Baudouin on December 15, 1960.  The dress is made of satin and mink.

Wedding dress worn by Queen Fabiola of Belgium, 1960 Paris (worn in Brussels), Mona Bismarck Foundation

She was married to Baudouin on December 15, 1960.  The dress is made of satin and mink.

fripperiesandfobs:

Caroline Harrison’s Evening Gown (by national museum of american history)

ca 1889-1893
Dress worn by Cléo de Mérode, 1900-02 Paris, Les Arts Décoratifs

Dress worn by Cléo de Mérode, 1900-02 Paris, Les Arts Décoratifs

Shoes worn by Juliette Récamier, 1799-1815 France, Les Arts Décoratifs

Shoes worn by Juliette Récamier, 1799-1815 France, Les Arts Décoratifs

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