I know I mentioned a Worth post but I feel like I’m long overdue to pay homage to one of my favorite things; the ocean. I’ll be posting a mixture of old and new posts to illustrate this theme so I apologize in advance if you recognize some of these.
Elie Saab Couture Spring Summer 2012
Another example of an item being sold that was originally listed on AA.
Comparing the acution description (especially the dates) is very interesting.
AA lists this item as: Young Lady’s Sea Side Ensemble, c. 1880: 3-piece, skirt, bodice & belt, all in blue chambray trimmed w/ ivory eyelet bands: skirt w/ apron front, hem ruffle & 5 ruffles over bustle back; fitted blouse, front thread woven buttons, band collar; eyelet belt w/ huge chambray back bow, B 30”, W 20”, Skirt L 52”, (couple tiny holes, brown discoloration on chambray) very good; t/w 1 red & white striped cotton shirt waist, excellent. Brooklyn Museum
The current listing describes the item as: Robe pour le bord de mer, vers 1890, en toile de coton chinée bleu ciel, corsage cintré à basques rondes, garnitures de volants et entredeux en broderie anglaise. Jupe à tablier drapé à 5 hauteurs de volants sur la tournure, (usures et restaurations).
And according to google this means: Dress for the seaside, 1890, canvas cotton mottled blue sky, bodice curved round skirts and ruffles trim entredeux broderie anglaise. Skirt apron draped 5 heights of flying on the turn (wear and restorations).
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Tomorrows theme is Down by the sea… by the beautiful sea. I’ll start with the Victorians and end up in the 20s.
Queen Alexandra in a yachting dress, 1884