A 1770s posing gown, based on Ottoman clothing but interpreted through European eyes, specifically inspired by the painting of Hester Thrale.
The Fabric & Trim
Ivory and gold silk sari, plus red silk organza with a gold stripe for the sash.
Draped/drafted by me.
A combination of hand sewn, 18th century techniques and modern machine sewing.
Ribeiro, Aileen. Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe, 1715-1789. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.
Scarce, Jennifer M. Women’s Costume of the Near and Middle East. London/New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.