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Blue suits in the New Spain.

Regardless of social position or economical background, sky blue seems to have been quite popular back in the 18th century New Spain (a.k.a. Mexico): from silk and velvet to simple cotton, from elegantly minimal to deeply decorated, and of course the most humble one, blue is a great colour for menswear if any of you decide to have a New Spanish persona. (P.S., please do!)

Images from top:

  1. “De chino cambujo e india, loba”, 1763, Miguel Cabrera.
  2. “Portrait of the Viceroy Don Fernando de Alencastre Noroña y Silva, 4rth Duke of Linares, Marquis of Valdefuentes”, 1717, Juan Rodríguez Juárez.
  3. “Portrait of an unknown Spanish or New Spanish gentleman”, ca. 1770, Anonymous.
  4. “De Español e India, Mestiza“, 1763, Miguel Cabrera.
  5. “Portrait of two unknown New Spanish children”, ca. 1760-70, Anonymous.
  6. “De Español e Yndia, nace Mestiza”, 1770, José Joaquín Magón.
  7. “Portrait of Gerónimo Antonio Gil”, late 18th century, Rafael Ximeno y Planes.
  8. “Portrait of Don José Antonio de Zalvide-Goitia”, ca. 1780-90, Miguel Jerónimo Zendejas de la Peña.
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Remedios Varo. Modernidad, Le Message, Manicure, El Pianista Enmascarado, L’ Étoffe des Rêve, La Travesía, El Agente Doble, Las Almas de los Montes (Espíritus de la Montaña), Recuerdos de la Valkiria, Ojos Sobre la Mesa. 1935-1938.