natgeofound:

People reenact a balloon flight for Paris’s 2,000th anniversary, June 1952.Photograph by Justin Locke, National Geographic

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Robe à la française, detail

Yellow silk dress, made between 1750-1575, European.

Now in storage at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

3 months ago 7 notes

Robe a la Française, 1760’s

I jut love the pink and green combo in this dress.

Source: fashionsfromhistory

3 months ago 25 notes

This new Louis Vuitton advertising is a glorious homage to the Venice carnival with all it’s period weirdness filled with LV hints (a monogram full print gold painted dude, anyone?).

AND it has the great David Bowie accompanied with model Arizona Muse and directed by Romain Gavras, singing a harpsichord version of “I’d rather be high”.

Gorgeous.

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17th
July
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Portrait of the Duke of Berry, future Louis XVI, by Jean-Martial Fredou.
Just acquired by the Versailles museum.

Portrait of the Duke of Berry, future Louis XVI, by Jean-Martial Fredou.

Just acquired by the Versailles museum.

9 months ago 22 notes

Working on the parquet in the bedroom of the queen at Versailles.

10 months ago 5 notes

18th century fashion doll dress. It is half-size and this kind of doll were sent all through Europe for people far from the Versailles court could know and wear the latest fashions.

10 months ago 15 notes

eighteenthcenturyfiction:

blantonmuseum:

The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of English has created an incredible historical reconstruction of the first-ever retrospective of the work of Sir Joshua Reynolds, held at the British Institution in 1813. See what Jane Austen and others who attended this major social event would have seen in this e-gallery: http://www.whatjanesaw.org/index.php

Couldn’t resist reblogging this one. You have to click through: the site is amazing!

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

10 months ago 169 notes

Keira Knightly as Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire in the film “The Duchess”.

"Portrait of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire", Thomas Gainsborough, 1787.

I love the way the portraits are used as inspiration for all the costumes in the movie. 

11 months ago 23 notes

Waistcoat, French, between 1780-1790.

Silk and silk embroidery.

Now in storage at the Costume Institute in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

11 months ago 26 notes

eliestela:

La Virgen del Apocalipsis, Miguel Cabrera, 1760.

Museo Nacional de Arte, México, D.F.

11 months ago 2 notes

Mantua, back detail.

Made between 1740-1745, altered between 1875-1900 to fit the late 19th centiry dress.

Made in England, now in storage at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

11 months ago 12 notes

Chatsworth House, North Derbyshire, England.

The seat of the Duke of Devonshire since 1549.

Originaly build in 1553 based on the “Court of Chetel” from the times of Edward the Confessor. The building now a days was first re-built between 1687 and 1707 in the site of the original Tudor Mansion (built between 1553-1560’s) by the 1rst Duke of Devonshire, the south and east front were completed in 1696 by William Talman . In the early 19th century the 6th Duke (the Bachelor Duke) added the north wing made by Jeffry Wyatville.

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3rd
May
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I just LOVE this shot!
Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman mixing a macbook pro and 18th century fashion in Versailles behind the scenes filming Marie Antoinette.

I just LOVE this shot!

Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman mixing a macbook pro and 18th century fashion in Versailles behind the scenes filming Marie Antoinette.

11 months ago 50 notes

Isaac Royall House, Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

Built between 1732-1737 this house is one of the finest 18t century houses in the States. It is conservated thanks to the Royall House Association, a group of men and women who bought the house, slave quarters and about an acre for keepping as a museum in 1908.

The mansion was confiscated at the beggining of the american Revolution after the owner ranaway to England, and was used as headquarters. After that, Colonel Cary (Washington’s secretary) lived there for two years, then it turned into a boarding school, returned to Isaac Royall’s granddaughter who sold it to a rum destiller and it was kept in this familiy untill the end of the 19th century when the Daughter of American Revolution thought about preserve it for its historic and aesthetic value.

Learn more HERE at their webpage.

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