Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger on their way to outside Marlborough Street court, London where on 18 December 1969 they pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing cannabis resin. Photo by Daily Record
Totally useless information: I am that kind of person who wears grey or navy and calls that a colourful outfit. I am an all-in-black person, but sometimes I wear green like this one: a slightly darker that what we would nowadays call olive or military green.
This court coat and waistcoat are wonderful examples of the clothing that was needed to be worn in (duh) court at the end of the century: perfect, heavily decorated, hiper elegant and pretty much over the top. Damn, I wish I could embroider like that… or even make a proper coat (JUST LOOK AT THE BACK PLEATS!! Sorry, I’ll go cry in the corner).
Green velvet court coat and matching ivory satin waistcoat, ca, 1790, France.
I was looking for a better photo of a gown I saw in a museum a while a go AND I ended up finding all this. I’m pretty sure many of you will find interesting (and even frightening! that lack of gloves!) the photos of the restoration of the dress. I even found a slightly similar dress in a portrait! And since the New Spanish fashion is not very well know, I thought I totally needed to share this!!
Court dress, embroidered green velvet, 18th century, National Museum of History, Mexico City.
Portrait of a New Spanish unidentified lady, Anonymous, 1740-60, Philadelphia Museum of Art.