A couple of days ago I went to Kina slott (the Chinese pavilion at Drottningholm) to take some photos of my robe à la polonaise since I realised it unintentionally matches the colours of the palace exterior. My boyfriend Henrik was the photographer.
Fashion and culture from the 1700s.
Yesterday I went to Gustafs skål’s Twelfth night ball, and I had a wonderful time! I also met Isis, who had a fantastic foresty costume, and Madame Berg, who looked amazing, for the first time. I forgot to take any photos but my boyfriend took a few of my costume when I got back home. I wore the polonaise with a new but unfinished pelisse (the hood trim and armholes are missing). I was planning to make a matching muff as well but didn’t have time.
In London I also visited the Museum of Childhood, which had a few 18th century children’s clothes on display, and a doll from 1780 with a full set of undergarments and even a tiny chatelaine.
I was just in London and among other things I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum. There are plenty of 18th century clothes on display at the museum, scattered into many different exhibitions, and I took photos of most.
I just returned from a short trip to Paris where I visited the Fastes de cour exhibition at Versailles. It was an amazing exhibition and I was particularly happy to see a Russian court dress and the most beautiful yellow redingote.
Edit: The exhibition ended a couple of days ago.
I found a Journée Grand Siècle flickr group. Click the picture to go there.
Yesterday I went to “open house” at the royal opera in Stockholm. They had a tour showing the making of costumes, props and such, and there was also an exhibition of antique costumes, Detaljer, including some 18th century things.
My outfit from another day at he 18th century weeks at Skansen.
Click the picture to go to a flickr set with fantastic pictures from an 18th century bordello-themed party in Paris.
I’m not sure this exhibition is still there, but earlier this year I visited Malmö museer, in Malmö, Sweden, and they had a small exhibition with a few 18th century clothes and objects.
Livrustkammaren, or the royal armory, is a great museum located inside the Swedish royal castle. They have some great 18th century clothes and things in their permanent exhibition, and at the moment they’re having an exhibition about shoes, many of which are from the 1700s. The rest of their stuff is fantastic as well though, one of my favourite museums.
More info can be found at their website.