18th century, planning

This Coming Year: Court Dress & Hair, Baby!

Costume College happened!  It was fabulous, minus the technical difficulties that happened during my class!  I promise to post about it soon, but while I’m getting mentally organized and waiting on photos…

I’ve decided to focus on two things this coming year:  18th century hair, naturally, because of the book project.  So I plan to blog about that topic.  Also, however, in my infinite craziness wisdom, I decided that I want to make an 18th century French court gown for next year’s Costume College gala.  It’s something I’ve wanted to make for forever, so I’m finally going to make it happen!

For now, I just wanted to throw out the idea — I’ve already managed to rope a few people into joining me — and call dibs on my dress:

Robe de Cour | Les Arts Décoratifs

So, expect a number of posts on court dress this year!  By the way, my interest is in French court dress.  If anyone wanted to take the lead on putting out info about court dress in other countries during this period — or hell, any period — I think that could be really interesting!

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7 Comments

  • Reply Merja August 8, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Technical difficulties or not, your class was fabulous! I can’t wait for the book!

    And definitely court gowns for CoCo 2014! I can’t guarantee yet that I will be there, but I will try my hardest. And the gown is going to happen either way.

  • Reply kendra August 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    You HAVE to come!! But I’m glad you’re going to make a court dress either way.

  • Reply Katy August 9, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Ahhh I almost was going grab that one! Fortunately I found one I like better. I’m very much hoping to be at CoCo next year but even if I’m not, I want in on the court dress fun!

  • Reply Aubry August 9, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I want to make this now and its all your fault!

    http://opac.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/fiche/figure-de-mode-dame-en-habit-de-cour-1785-1

  • Reply kendra August 9, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Aubry: I’m a bad influence! And that was one of the dresses I was considering — it’ll look FAB on someone as delicate as you!

  • Reply Kiyoshi August 15, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Oh my god. I was SO hoping to go to COCO this year, finally after graduating, but I wasn’t able to for lack of costumes, but more because I was in Japan. I hadn’t been able to during school for marching band always feel in the way.
    But now, I have a possible incentive to finally get to making a court gown. Maybe.

    • Reply kendra August 15, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Kiyoshi: doooo eeet!!

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