Posted by Lesley on February 08, 1998 at 21:53:36:
In response to I didn't see this, but..., written by Jessamyn on February 08, 1998 at 17:00:01
] I don't know about this specifically, but it sounds as if their gowns were early Renaissance, not Regency. In the 1400s there was a fashion for high-waisted gowns, close-fitting through the bodice and with long, tight sleeves. ~snip~ and big, poofy, popover-looking things, the name of which I don't know. I think these are the gold onions you're talking about.
] Italy does have many traditional events where people wear pretty authentic medieval recreations, so they would expect an audience to recognize those styles. Of course, the question remains--what does this have to do with figure skating? Now that I can't answer!
I can't answer that either, Jessamyn! It must the medieval style and I confused it with the Regency. I think the couch that skaters sat on threw me. ;-)
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