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Regency England 1811 bis 1820 - Empire France 1799 - 1814

Regency England 1811 bis 1820 - Empire France 1799 - 1814

Crewel Embroidered Dress French, ca. 1805.  This gown is believed to have belonged to the Comtesse de Pontèves-Bargème, née Marie Antoinette de Paul (1787–1854) whomarried Louis Balthasar Alexandre, Comte de Pontèves-Bargème (1781–1868) on April 16, 1804. Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Inv. 997.22.1) BRODERIA E MORTALA

Crewel Embroidered Dress French, ca. 1805. This gown is believed to have belonged to the Comtesse de Pontèves-Bargème, née Marie Antoinette de Paul (1787–1854) whomarried Louis Balthasar Alexandre, Comte de Pontèves-Bargème (1781–1868) on April 16, 1804. Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Inv. 997.22.1) BRODERIA E MORTALA

"Fashion took its inspiration from the arts in striving for a nude ideal, which brought out the natural beauty of the human form. In women’s fashion it was said, “nakedness dresses woman best." Women wore thin muslin dresses which even today look like nighties.

"Fashion took its inspiration from the arts in striving for a nude ideal, which brought out the natural beauty of the human form. In women’s fashion it was said, “nakedness dresses woman best." Women wore thin muslin dresses which even today look like nighties.

Oh, I can't even recall how many Regency Era romances I've read over the years. I adore the dresses.

Oh, I can't even recall how many Regency Era romances I've read over the years. I adore the dresses.

1804-05 French Evening Dress - V&A /this would make a beautiful wedding dress, without the sleeves

1804-05 French Evening Dress-front small

1804-05 French Evening Dress - V&A /this would make a beautiful wedding dress, without the sleeves

Annette, from "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion" exhibition. Dress. Cotton percale, cotton muslin, cording, France or England 1814-15.

Annette, from "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion" exhibition. Dress. Cotton percale, cotton muslin, cording, France or England 1814-15.

Photograph of French dress of red net with high waist, puff sleeves, and Kashmir-inspired motif at the hem, in the posession of the Musée Historique de Tissu de Lyon

Photograph of French dress of red net with high waist, puff sleeves, and Kashmir-inspired motif at the hem, in the posession of the Musée Historique de Tissu de Lyon

Beautiful details of sleeve, glove, fan, necklace and shawl. Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion

Beautiful details of sleeve, glove, fan, necklace and shawl. Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion

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