• Woman’s Dress with Day/Dinner Bodice, Evening Bodice and Skirt.
Place of origin: France
Date: ca. 1875
Medium: Silk faille with silk satin, silk velvet, embroidered appliqué, sheer pleated silk, silk fringe, and artificial flowers.
TEMPLIER & RONDEAU PARIS EMBROIDERED SILK AFTERNOON GOWN, c. 1908.
Dusty rose silk charmeuse having cream embroidered net high-neck bodice insert and long sleeve, pleated silk wrap-front bodice with heavily embroidered short chiffon sleeve, inserts and center oval, draped and angled skirt, self tassels at back and ends of self chain suspended from waist, trained skirt decorated with net inserts and Celtic knot appliques, satin under-skirt with pleated hem ruffle.
1780′s Polonaise based on this fashion plate from “Galerie des modes et costumes français” I dyed the pink silk for the dress and the pleats are all stitched by hand. The shoes were made by reshaping the heel of a pair of ordinary court shoes and adding a tongue before covering in silk. The chatelaine was made using beading techniques
• Woman’s Dress and Belt.
Designer/maker: Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (Spanish, active Italy, 1871-1949)
Place of origin: Italy
Date: ca. 1935
Medium: Moss green pleated silk, metallic pigment printing, glass beads.
“Here, let me,” Harry murmurs, close enough that his breath brushes Louis’ ear. Handing off the tie, Louis turns to face his host, already completely dressed. He’s in a suit similar to the one Louis’ wearing, though his shirt is silk and pleated. A stripe of black satin runs down the outside of each trouser leg to match the tailcoat’s lapels.
Louis lifts his chin to allow Harry to fasten the bowtie. “You look very nice,” Louis says softly, his focus moving to Harry’s face. This close, Louis can see exactly how green the man’s eyes are, bright and clear, rimmed with a dark ring like a gemstone in a setting.
Or, the historically accurate Titanic AU with a happy ending.
Worn once for DragonCon. Hand pleated all across the top and stomach panels. Hidden zipper. Silk and pleated cotton. Very comfy, but also sexiest I’ve ever felt in a cosplay! Will include matching hair band.
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1733 - 1734 (woven) 1735 - 1740 (made),
Brocaded silk, hand - sewn with spun silk and spun threads, lined with linen, brown paper in cuffs, brass, canvas and pleated silk.
Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, London