My Closet Now.
Seriously go get in my closet.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
You think I’m joking but I’m definitely not.
Lady’s mule slippers with long, narrow Continental toe, early 18th century
Lady’s shoes, Swedish, c. 1700
Sofia Magdalena’s coronation shoes, 1771
Queen Desideria’s coronation shoes, 1829
Queen Lovisa Ulrika’s coronation shoes, 1751
Queen Victoria’s white silk atlas wedding shoes, 1881
Queen Desideria’s silk shoe, including a silk bow decorated with 31 gold-colored spangles
Mrs. Cappelen’s shoes, covered in white silk, from Paris c. 1850
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‘In fact, some have described shoes as “candy for the eye, a poetry of the feet” ‘.
PLAID SILK ROBE a la FRANCAISE, c. 1765. Red, pink and cream taffeta open gown with 3/4 sleeve and U-neck trimmed in self furbelows, back having two double box pleats falling from the neckline flanked by inverted pleats at the waistline. Trained skirt with deep satin hem facing on train, bodice lined in linen, matching petticoat having three front furbelows, upper back panel of linen with waist tie. B-30, W-26 front L-54, back L-64 1/2. (Underarm stains and small holes, linen bodice lining stained, scattered spots and holes, some restoration) good. $1,200-1,500.
Oh look it’s a new dress I have to make now.
Green & gold silk tqaffeta, square neckline, draw string back neckline, very high narrow inset waistband, CB knife pleated into waistband, tubular long sleeves, small train, B 32”, High W 27”, L 48”-53”, (stains on F skirt, bodice & sleeves probably altered from an earlier style) very good. BM
French Underwear, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916
For the next theme post would you rather see Victorian-Edwardian ladies déshabillé or clothing in La couleur noire?