Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Empire Period of Fashion

Fashions of the time reflect the Empire style (1795-1820). The fashion trend in the late years of the 18th and early 19th centuries was influenced by Classical Greece: high waisted gowns with long thin muslin skirts and long stoles. For more about this period check out this link to Wikipedia and The Costumer's Manifesto, they are sure to inspire you in your doll making endeavors. Michelle
Paris 1811 Day Dress
Paris 1812 Day Dress1812 Seaside Costume LondonPlates from the University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division.

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