Tag: georgian costume
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Artist Makes Accurate Historical Dresses from Paper
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Belgian contemporary artist Isabelle de Borchgrave is a painter who creates stunning replicas of historical dresses in paper. The late designer Hubert de ...

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Keeping up with the Bourbons: Dressing Louis XIV in Versailles
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The steamy and elaborate £21m series Versailles caused controversy in the UK when it first aired in 2016 with Sam Burnett of Mediawatch UK commenting ...

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First Glimpse of Poldark’s New Costume (And Without It…)
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Ross Poldark has smartened up as the famously-rugged star of the late 18th Century has opted for a buttoned-up coat with wide lapels and the addition of a ...

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Recreating an 18th Century Court Suit
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A few months ago, I ran into an article on The Costume Rag about a frock coat and suit at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I fell HARD for it.You can see ...

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Free Historical Patterns from LACMA
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A man's 1770s suit, 1940s zoot suit and some women's early 1900s lounging pajamas are just some of the incredible patterns taken from the collection of the Los ...

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This Rose-Water Fountain Stunned 18thC Dinner Guests
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Of all surviving works of 18th-Century opulence this is one of the most difficult to even imagine in its former glory. On January 11, 1747, the Prime Minister ...

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Nelson Wore the Sweetest Promise Ring at Trafalgar
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If you thought promise rings and pre-engagement tokens were a new fad for Millennials unwilling to commit, think again. Shortly before Horatio Nelson embarked ...

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Meet the Jeweller Behind #GeorgianJanuary
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The Costume Rag meets Dames a la Mode, the maker of exquisite historical jewellery who started the phenomenal #GeorgianJanuary trend on Instagram.  What ...

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A Dangerous Liaison with Gwen Russell
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Christine Yoo Millar meets the prolific costumier Gwen Russell in New York who is best-known for being part of the team that dressed Michelle Pfeiffer in ...

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The Best Books on 18th Century Costume
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Some of the best books on 18th Century costume are out of print which makes them hard to get hold of and expensive when you do. But some are circulating around ...