Category Archives: period fashions

trianon cotoure: Robe à la Polonaise

Although the chemise à la reine is practically the mascot for the Queen’s bucolic fiefdom, the first frock stitched up for Petit Trianon was the Robe à la Polonaise. However–in true Tiaras and Trianon style–let’s backpedal a bit. (Aw, did … Continue reading

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the original inspiration for the Chemise?

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Chemise à la Theme Week: mardi (belated)

hey kids! yes I know what day it is…the dumb WordPress ap gives Us the illusion that a post has published. I check a day later and it’s a draft! errr…well, at least it saved the draft. two more fine … Continue reading

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Theme Week: Gaulle Edition!

True, Mme. Vigée LeBrun’s portrait La reine en gaulle went over like a lead balloon with the French public. Their queen had been immortalized in what essentially was her underwear. It wasn’t just the gossamer nightgown that set her critics … Continue reading

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teaser ‘toinette trailer

…food for thought

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18th Century Costume Archives: Embroidered Dutch Wedding Gown

Originally posted on Making History Tart & Titillating:
Excepting the Rijksmuseum’s inelegant head covering, which frankly detracts from the presentation, this example of a Dutch wedding gown is a masterpiece of embroidery.  The motif, relieved by a restrained bodice and plain sleeves, summons the look of…

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from the strange right-click archives

from Our own personal archives is a curious collection of illustrations conjuring cultures exotic to the French pupil. perhaps? Fun to look at either way.

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