18th century, 18th century court dress

18th c. Court Gowns – a different version?

Hi there!  Let’s have a blog, shall we?  Now that the busy time of fall is over, I really really want to update this here thing!  How the hell are you?

One quickie for those interested in the court gown project.  A number of us are using these illustrations of 1780s French court gowns from the Arts Decoratifs/Musee de la Mode et du Textile in Paris:


I was interested to note that these must be preparatory drawings for the Gallerie des Modes, as you can find redrawn images of many of the same styles in that publication.  I thought this could be interesting as another take on these dresses, and also — we were talking about panier shapes, and it’s interesting to see that some of the curvier shapes from the drawings are replaced by boxier shapes in the published fashion plates.  Here’s the ones I’ve identified that match chosen gowns:

Claimed by A Fractured Fairytale | www.afracturedfairytale.com

As published in GdM | http://www.banqueimages.crcv.fr

In dark colors, claimed by Bauhausfrau | costumerscloset.blogspot.com/

As published in GdM | http://www.mfa.org

In another colorway, from GdM | http://www.banqueimages.crcv.fr

Claimed by Demode | www.demodecouture.com

From GdM | http://www.banqueimages.crcv.fr

Claimed by Gilded Garb | gildedgarb.blogspot.com/

From GdM | http://www.banqueimages.crcv.fr

Claimed by Mode Historique | www.modehistorique.com

From GdM | http://www.banqueimages.crcv.fr

Claimed by Rose_Bertin | www.thefashionhistorian.com/

From GdM | http://www.banqueimages.crcv.fr

Goth version of this claimed by Trystbat | www.trystancraft.com

From GdM | http://www.banqueimages.crcv.fr

Claimed by Donna | http://helenwinfield.livejournal.com

From GdM | http://www.banqueimages.crcv.fr

There might be others I’ve missed!

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  • Reply Isabella November 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Emily's Vintage Visions November 15, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Although I won’t be taking part in this project I’m really enjoying the research behind it. I can’t wait to see everyone’s finished creations and I look forward to following along with everyone’s progress. :)

    Emily’s Vintage Visions

  • Reply Loren November 15, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Very cool! Interesting to see just how different they look with different color combinations. I’m finding the bold colors in the Gallerie des Modes versions appeal to my taste much more than the original versions.

  • Reply Loren November 15, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Found another one of the one I’m making in yellow, and reversed:

  • Reply Rise Reading November 15, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Hi, are you still listing claimed gowns? I emailed you one from 1787, cherry and white craziness, I hope you received it…can’t wait to see all the gowns!

  • Reply Aubry November 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! I hadn’t seen the copy of the one I’m recreating.

  • Reply Ananya Fashion June 26, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Very beautiful gowns, thanks for posting them and i also check and find some good gowns in loren shared link. thanks all

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