I’ve been collecting lots and lots and lots of images of hats. And Bonnets. And caps. Most of them don’t fit into my fashion plate site, so I started a new one. I’ll be posting extant hats, reproductions, paintings, engravings, etc. Hats! YAY!
Hi, I was interesed to see this Costume Parisien plate is dated 1797. I mustadmit, I find the dating & numbering system for Costume Parisien plates till 1805 confusing.
Can you or another reader explain how the CP numbering system worked ?
Thanks for any answers.
By the way, I really like her star too- I wonder if it denotes anything, perhaps to do with the revolution or a military victory ?
Hi Mandy! First of all, I want to thank you for asking this question, because it has prompted a days-long research adventure! I always got my dates from the sources, but I realized that I didn’t actually have an understanding of the dates, and I found them really confusing, too. It’s been a long time since I’ve had the inspiration to do a number-crunching in-depth look like this, so thank you!
The explanation is too long to put on tumblr, and it would be so fleeting, so I added it to my main website. Here’s the link to my article about dating Journal des Dames et des Modes. I’m also going to put a permanent link on my sidebar.
Now, she’s raising money for Haiti, and as she hits various benchmarks, she will re-create the gorgeous Peacock Dress.
Not only is this an excellent cause (Haiti is still a disaster, y’all!), but we get some killer costuming goodness, too! Please consider donating- even a little bit will help! You can spare $5 can’t you? The people of Haiti will benefit, and the costuming community will benefit. It’s a win/win! Here’s the details if you want to donate or learn more: http://harmanhay.livejournal.com/562622.html