Wednesday, September 5, 2012

French Fashions for September 1829

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Loretta reports:

This month’s fashion plates come from an Ackermann’s Repository devoted exclusively to fashion.  Also, they are French.  I am crazy about the hair.



 —Ackermann's Respository of Fashions, 1829

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bluefalling said...

Took me a minute to figure out what the butterflies were on the trimmed dress. The hem treatment! The explosion of ruffle under the bows is supposed to be reminiscent of a butterfly. Not really all that direct but I can see it now...

Lil said...

I can't bear to think how long it must take to create that hairstyle on the right. And then to undo it, and brush out the tangles and whatever gop was used to keep it in place.

No wonder it took them all so long to get dressed.

Kathy said...

I wonder what Serena from "Black Sheep" would have thought about them?

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