Portrait of a Lady. From here:
Bergère straw hat decorated in colored straw flowers, dates to the 1760s.
Hee. It makes me chuckle when people get all up in a froth about the lack of historical accuracy of these costumes. Yes, sometimes it is a *very bad thing* when historical costuming in film goes non-historical. But this one is intentionally a fantasy, and it’s STEAMPUNK. If you do steampunk in a completely historically accurate way, I wouldn’t go as far to say you’re doing it ‘wrong’, but you are kind of missing the point. Steampunk is supposed to be creative and FUN. These costumes are beautiful (well, minus a couple of them) and they are creative and FUN. Steampunk adaptations for the WIN!
And yeah. I completely want to make a couple of Milady’s dresses!
If I hear/read one more person talk about the accuracy of these costumes I cannot be held for my actions.
This. Just. SO. WRONG on so many levels.
Comments like this MAKE ME SOB “wielding a sword, Rococo skirts flying,” or “ringlet hair, and grand Rococo dresses with high collars ” or my favorite from the same post “17th century French aristocrat fashion.”
Also, Queen Elizabeth I called and wants her collar back.
Like right now.
Dress, ca 1892, Abiti Antichi
© Museum of London, Philip Treacy, Yasemen Hussein
The backdrop to and theme of the exhibition, as envisaged by the curators, Beatrice Behlen, and Hilary Davidson, is a masquerade in a Georgian Pleasure Garden. One of the party-goers wears a midnight-blue crinoline, printed with golden stars, and topped with a copper ‘antlers’ head-dress, which soars into the twinkling night-scape. The head-dress was crafted by Yasemen Hussein, inspired by Diana, the goddess of the hunt and the moon, which was a popular fancy-dress costume of the era.
Cycling suit ca. 1896-1898 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Cycling ensemble ca. 1895 via The Kyoto Costume Institute
Black and white day. I love this.