Friday, March 18, 2011


C 1740-50, via Kyoto Costume Institute
1760, via Christies
c 1810-29, via the Met

1780s, via Christies
1775-99, via The Met
c 1790, via The Met
1780-90 vis Williamsburg
1770s? via Rocking the Rococo
1765 via KyotoCostume Institute
1770-80 via Philadelphia Museum
1770-9 via V&A
1797 via V&A
1790-1800 via Manchester City Galleries
1750-70 via Manchester City Galleries


  1. LOVE! Especially the first dress and the first suit. So delicious!

    The last suit is really, really interesting. Do you suppose its a masquerade costume?

  2. I do think it is! It was labeled as "fancy dress" and you can tell that the craftsmanship isn't to the high standards of the other articles- it reminds me of the bagged costumes we buy at Halloween.

  3. What a treat! @ the Dreamstress- I agree, that first suit is divine! Thanks for posting Heather.

  4. Oh, oh, oh!! I love it! Thanks for sharing. I have a giant book of the Kyoto Costume institute's clothing from this period, and I think I recognize some of these.

  5. That was lovely. I can't decide which one I love the best. Thanks

  6. Some very stunning garments & shoes here, thank you for sharing this!

  7. Thank you for sharing these. So beautiful! The shoes are gorgeous. Katherine Louise