Flamin' red and the Historical Costume List...
Posted by Kali on December 08, 1997 at 17:21:22:
In response to Neat! - and some info, written by JennieC on December 08, 1997 at 13:56:06
] I subscribe to the Historical Costume list and there's been a lot of talk about early Regency costuming in the past weeks. I was interested to learn how many people have actual garments from the period (or museums have in their collections) that are anything but the white and cream tones I tend to associate with the period.
] Great info! Thanks for sharing. In the Victoria and Albert museum in London I enjoyed viewing several colorful Regency gowns, spencers, etc. One was a silk gown of shocking pink more reminiscent of the 1930s "Schiaperelli" pink. Another was a bright yellow organdy with small cinammon brown flowers all over. Of course, white is always appropriate, too. Spencers can be created in just about any color you can come up with. My favorites are the cornflower blue and dark crimson ones I've seen at V&A.
I remember a bright scarlet thing from the V&A...a beautifully-constructed dress, though, and not a spencer (the things I forget!). I felt perversely drawn to it - but the little megaphone in the back of my head kept squeaking "tart! tart!" Give me those stereotypical creams and pastels any day! ;-)
About the Historical Costume list...I've tried to subscribe twice to no avail...can someone give me the correct address and proper directions? Thank you...
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