Gallerie des Modes, 1781. 

My apologies for my lack of posts, readers.  My new job is frying my brain.  I come home and can barely put a coherent sentence together, so tumblin’ is dropping off the to-do list.  I’ll try harder. 

As an apology, here are some magnificent court gowns!

Gallerie des Modes, 1781. 

How very…architectural?


Madame Simonet in the Character of the Princess in the Grand Ballad Ninnette à la Cour
by Unknown, 1781

Gallerie des Modes, 1781. 

She’s getting ready- you can see her stays!

Gallerie des Modes, 1781.  ”Grand deuil de cour…”

I think this was the matching pair to this dress.  I think she wins!

Gallerie des Modes, 1781.  ”Duc et Paire…”

Gallerie des Modes, 1781.  ”Polonaise noir ou petit robe…”

I wish I spoke 18th Century French!

LOVE the color coordination on this one.  The black band on her cap is a really nice touch! 

Gallerie des Modes, 1781.  ”Grand deuil de cour”

This gown reminds me of something a friend of mine would wear.  A big explosion of glorious black fabric. 

Gallerie des Modes, 1781.  ”Coeffure en chapeau…”

Oh the white hat and the pink trim!  Squee!

Gallerie des Modes, 1781.  ”Madame, fille unique de roi…”

Gallerie des Modes, 1781. 

Marie Antoinette.  

A gift for all you M.A. fanatics out there.  I swear I see her pop up about 400 times a day on my Tumblr homepage!

Gallerie des Modes, 1781 “habit de petit…”

I love this look- all pieces in the blue/grey spectrum but none matching exactly. 

Dress of the Year 1781, by Ann Frankland Lewis

Gorgeous blues!