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Post Re: The 18th century dresses.
Even dress lovers who don't read French might want to peek at the Bulletin de la Société de l'histoire du costume - 1907-1911, two volumes of which are now on Gallica:
http://gallica2.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb327240994/date.r=.lang

Some include images of eighteenth century dresses (you might want to use the "vignette" or "thumbnail" function at lower left when you display the work - this will show you several neighboring pages in miniature).

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Post Re: The 18th century dresses.
I've never been fond of the 18-century style, but the colors are gorgeous. Does anyone know if there are dresses that were worn by Marie Antoinette left intact? Perhaps in a museum somewhere? What was done with the gowns once she grew out of them?


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Here is the topic of the issue of how Marie Antoinette's clothes were handled. Most of them were discarded before she even outgrew her dresses. Her figure was relatively unchanged until she was around thirty years old. ( Correct me if I'm wrong)

Here's the topic concerning Marie Antoinette's clothing.

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Those in LA might want to arrange a visit to LACMA's Costume Collection:
http://www.lacma.org/art/DorisStein.aspx

Their library (which used to have an on-line catalog somewhere) has Rose Bertin's catalogue of her dresses for the Queen (in French, need I say?). Hours of fun for the right person.

This happens to be on their site:
http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=21546;type=101
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When I was there they actually let me see a stomacher! Up close! And a messenger's pouch.

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Post Re: The 18th century dresses.
The dress above is so beautiful.

I like this floral print.

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1780s (fabric 1740)

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In regard to Rose Bertin, those with the great good fortune to read French might enjoy the ins and outs of an incident where she supposedly spat in the face of a former worker of hers who was now a competitor. All this at Versailles:

http://books.google.com/books?id=O8oYAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA252&dq=%22pain+viennois%22&lr=&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=1&as_miny_is=2009&as_maxm_is=12&as_maxy_is=2009&num=100&as_brr=0&as_pt=ALLTYPES#PRA1-PA142,M1

I suspect many quarrels among the period's fashionistas were at this level, though usually not at Versailles.

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I love this dress so much!

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And I have found three jackets from a French museum. Techincally a jacket, and a skirt did make up a dress. :)

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And here is my favorite. I would like to recreate this.

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Wonderful!

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Wow a lot of beautiful dresses posted thanks :) I like both the extravagant and the more plain dresses. It would be great to have a chance to try on one of the big, intricate gowns, especially to experience an 18th century ball, but I think if I had to wear one for a long period of time I'd rather wear one of the muslin types Marie Antoinette had made to wear at the hamlet, still very simply gorgeous.

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Hellou, that last jacket you posted is fabulous!

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Can we post modern interpretations of 18th century dresses or dresses inspired by the 18th century or is this thread just for actual 18th century dresses?

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Post Re: The 18th century dresses.
Marija Vera wrote:
I love them! I want to see as much examples of the 18th century dresses as I can.
I would like to set this topic to be without any limits. You can post how many pictures you want and it would be nice to add some information but that again is up to you. :angel5:

I would like to hear your opinion, what is your 18th century dream dress, what you like about them, do you like simple gowns or extravagant…

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Wedding Dress of Edwige Elisabeth Charlotte Holstein-Gottorp, 1774

You can zoom into it on the Court Pomp, Court Dress in Europe website

http://fastesdecour.chateauversailles.fr/index_en.html#/en/oeuvres

*This is unrelated but if you click on the "in a period dress" link at the bottom of the page, you can insert your face into a picture of either King Louis XV or the Duchess de Polignac

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