On Friday night, after all my previous museum shenanigans, I met Fanny, Olympe, Carmene, and Anne — all fellow costumers — at Fanny’s shop, Au Temps d’Elegance. It is, I believe, the only shop of its kind in Paris. Fanny is a very talented costumer who does custom work, plus sells all sorts of bits and bobs for costuming (hats, feathers, jewelry, etc.) in her shop. It was fun to see all the shiny things in her shop, plus she brought out two real extant eighteenth century pieces — one a jacket, the other a dress — for us to peer at. It’s always fun to meet new people and talk costume — many of them go regularly to Vaux le Vicomte, Carnivale, etc. And if you’re in Paris, you should definitely check out her shop!
Now I’m at “our” chateau, so tomorrow: costume posts!