Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ackermann’s Fashion Month ~ Saturday – September 1810

Today we look at the fashion plates from September 1810


            A French gored gown of celestial blue crape, over a white gossamer satin slip; stomacher front, laced and edged with silver cord; long Spanish slashed sleeves, appliquéd with white satin, and edged with silver cord; antique laced cuffs, and neck-handkerchief of French net, with deep fan frill. Hair confined in the Eastern style with pearl of diamond comb, falling in ringlets on each side of the face, divided in front of the forehead with correspondent bandeau, Neck-chain and cross of dead gold filigree. Sicilian mantle of white satin, finished with silver tassels, thrown fancifully over the back and shoulders. Slippers of white satin, laced with front with silver cord. Gloves of white French kid; and fan of white crape, with silver jessamine border.

            First figure, represented in an Andalusian robe of superfine Spanish lamb’s-wool cloth, of a bright amber colour; long sleeves and high-shirt of French cambric, with deep cuff and collar, edged with plaited net, or scalloped lace; bosom of the robe laced with white silk cord, and continned down the front with a row of correspondent buttons in the center. An installation cap of green velvet, edged with broad gold lace. A white veil, open in front. Shoes of green kid or jean, and gloves of the same colour.

            Second figure. – A plain cambric petticoat and Roman tunic, buttoned down the front, and trimmed at the bottom with a border of gathered muslin; plain high bosom, with rounded collar; long sleeve, gaged at regular distances, and finished with Armenian cuff. A naval scarf of Indian muslin, or royal purple silk. A hamlet hat of white chip, ornamented with purple ribbon, worn over the peasant’s cap of lace. Purple kid shoes, and gloves of York tan. Parasol to correspond.
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