Fashion plates from Gallery of Fashion, 1795-1796 and a picture of my inspired-by look for a 1790s ball.  These are related to my recent blog post about diamond jewelry in 1790s fashion plates

Gallery of Fashion, March 1798.


Emma, Lady Hamilton, dancing the tarantella

by William Lock & Mariano Bovi, London, 1796

Not a fashion plate, but too gorgeous to pass by…

(Source: onlyartists)

Gallery of Fashion, July 1798. 

Another yellow court gown.  May I take a moment to point out the most epic feather in the history of feathers. 

Gallery of Fashion, July 1796. 

The green gown is a gorgeous color, and what an unusual bonnet she has!

Journal de la Mode et du Gout, November 1790. 

Pretty girl!

Gallery of Fashion, December 1798. 

Ooooh I love both of these!  The yellow lining and accents on the blue is great, and the whole cut and fit of the white is charming!  I especially love the very subtle puffs on her sleeves!

Journal des Dames et des Modes (Published in Fashions of London and Paris), September 1799. 

Beautiful color!  Also, I’m fascinated by that unusual sleeve treatment.

Gallery of Fashion, Court Dress, July 1797. 

You know, Court Dresses of the 1790s will never cease to make me laugh. They are just so hilarious and crazy

Journal des Luxus, January 1792. 

Fashions of London and Paris (from Journal des Dames et des Modes), August 1798. 

Isn’t it amazing how a bright ribbon can make a simple white gown stunning?

Fashions of London and Paris, London Head Dresses, April 1799. 

These are adorable little things!

Journal de la Mode et du Gout, August 1790.

For the record I, Taylor Shelby, hereby state that I am reproducing these shoes with my American Duchess Pemberlies.  Shoes are in possession, paint has been purchased.  Their creation is imminent!  

Now if only I could get my hands on a pair of those clocked stockings…

Gallery of Fashion, February 1798. 

There is no such thing as too many giant feathers stuck to your head. 

Journal des Luxus, 1791. 

This gown makes me want to get down on my knees and pray to the patron saint of GIVE ME THOSE CLOTHES.