Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Gail Loves Stripes ~ Her Characters Model the Trend


I do love stripes, Fashionable Reader. I've no idea why, they mostly look pretty awful with my figure. I vastly prefer a vertical stripe, I think they are elongating, who knows if that's really true.


Anyway, here are my characters modeling strips for your delectation...

The Finishing School Books


For Sophronia:


1850 hewhoworshipscarlin tumblr

For Agatha:


1857 Peterson's Magazine Wednesday, April 1, 1857 Item ID-  v. 39, plate 2

 For Dimity:


 1865 Robe à Transformation Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

For Monique:


1865 zeehasablog-tumblr Fashion plate from Les Modes Parisiennes, for Peterson’s Magazine, 1865

The Parasol Protectorate Books:


For Evilyn:


1870 Croquet Ensemble British Manchester Galleries

For Ivy:


1870 fripperiesandfobs-tumblr Day dress and cape, early 1870’s     
From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev

For Countess Nadasdy:


fripperiesandfobs- Wedding dress, 1876-78     
From the Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti via Europeana Fashion

For Alexia:


1884 Charles Fredrick Worth, 1884  The Chicago Museum of History

The Custard Protocol Books:


For Countess Nadasdy:


1890  Afternoon Dress  Jean-Philippe Worth, 1890s  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For Rue:


1893-1894 Visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For Prim:


1897 Day dress, 1897 via shewhoworshipscarlin tumblr

For Lord Akeldama:


1928 Blazer  1928  The Museum at FIT

After the books!


For Gail:


1950 fawnvelveteen tumblr

 "Lucky Dog" by Gil Elvgren, 1958

via Glamorous❤Vintage❤Soul

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4 comments:

  1. Wow, all those gorgeous dresses. Good thing we dress in less these days, imagine the cost of all those layers with today's manufacture prices.

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  2. When I saw, Gentle Reader, the dress on the Metropolitan Museum website, I too thought of the Countess. There was one other, but alas it wasn't striped. I can send it to you on Twitter if you would like to see it as well.

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  3. Hm...And what would Lord A wear with that jacket, I wonder?
    Libby

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  4. A belated comment, but I also adore stripes. Mostly of the horizontal variety though, particularly in blue and white (I do love a nautical theme) - but I could possibly be persauded to vertical by those 1950s dresses.

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