Friday, July 15, 2011

Romantic Era fashions for real

Friday, July 15, 2011

Loretta reports:

In relation to my new book, Silk is for Seduction, I've shown a number of fashion prints (here  and here and here and here), from the time.  Like fashion illustrations now, these give a stylized view of the clothes.  I was therefore delighted to happen upon this series on YouTube, displaying real clothes by era.  This is Part One of the Romantic Era fashion show.


Maureen said...

Fabulous site - thank you so much. I've just spent an hour going from one era to another. Brilliant!

Time Traveling in Costume said...

This was wonderful! I saved all the links to the other era videos there, and shared them with all my historical costume friends to follow me down the rabbit hole.

Connie said...

I was mesmerized the whole time I watched that video! I have always been a huge historical freak and the descriptions of the fashions is one thing I drool over in every book I read of that time period. Can you imagine the overworked seamstresses doing all of that tiny, intricate handwork on all of those dresses? Just totally amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. Maybe I'm a historical geek as well!

Connie Fischer

Lisa Rex said...

Where are these fashions from? Did all the fashions originate in Paris back then?

LorettaChase said...

Delighted to know that others are enjoying the fashions as much as I do! Lisa, when I compare and contrast, I often see quite a difference between the French & English fashions of the early 19thC. The English fashions strike me as more conservative, less flamboyant. But all the English ladies' magazines have some version of "letters from Paris," describing the latest styles, and dressmakers boasted in their advertisements of having the latest patterns from Paris. The prints I've posted in recent blogs are from English ladies' magazines, but they are reproductions of prints from the French magazine Le Follet Courrier des Salons.

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