♥ Romance of the Maiden ♥ couture gowns worthy of a fairytale - Marie-esque #rococco return

♥ Romance of the Maiden ♥ couture gowns worthy of a fairytale - Marie-esque…

Gowns by John Galliano for Dior Couture,Photo by Simon Procter  for Harper’s Bazaar

Galliano's Glorious Reign, editorial from American Harper's Bazzar, photographed by Simon Procter, styled by Nicola Formichetti, March 2007

Marie Antoinette (at Trianon)   Her growing unpopularity drove her further into an escapist lifestyle.  Seven years after her marriage to Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette bore their first child, a daughter. When she gave Louis a son, the King gave her an exquisite chateau, the Petit Trianon. The Queen abandoned the court at Versailles and retired to Trianon. Later a miniature farm was constructed for her and her friends so the Queen could live a “simple” life.

Portrait length color image of Marie Antoinette (at Trianon), wearing her new fashion statement -- Chemise a la Reine, by George Stuart.

Evening dress, Henriette Favre, 1902. Two-piece dress of silk (lace, net, taffeta, velvet), metal sequins, & glass beads. Pigeon-fronted bodice w/high boned collar, long sleeves, large puff at hem. Skirt lightly flared, w/many attached petticoats & sweeping train. Little is known of Mme. Favre. Most surviving examples of her work are very formal, including this one. It exemplifies the fine workmanship characteristic of even the smaller couture houses in Paris. Chicago History Museum

Two-piece silk evening dress, Henriette Favre, Little is known of Mme. Most surviving examples of her work are very formal, including this one. It exemplifies the fine workmanship characteristic of even the smaller couture houses in Paris.

Jean Patou (France). Evening dress, haute couture, fall/winter 1986–87. Flocked silk satin, mink. Appeared in Ebony Fashion Fair Fashion Scandal

Evening dress, haute couture, F/W Flocked silk satin, mink. Appeared in the Ebony Fashion Fair Fashion Scandal

John Galliano for Christian Dior Haute Couture,  AW 2005

Stella Tennant wears the ‘Madeleine’ dress (which was an homage to Dior’s mother) from the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2005 collection, shot by Patrick Demarchelier. Scanned from 'Dior.

C. 1870s American silk taffeta day dress

ephemeral-elegance: Day Dress, ca. via Henry Art. (Not an Early Era bustle dress. This is from the Natural Form Era, which started in

Christian Dior Fall 2005 /lnemnyi/lilllyy66/ Find more inspiration here: http://weheartit.com/nemenyilili/collections/22262382-like-a-lady

Christian Dior Fall 2005 Runway Pictures

18th Century Couture.#rococco return

China Fashion Week S/S 2012 - Day 9

Dress Charles Fredrick Worth, 1886 The Museum of the City of New York

Ball Gown, House of Worth Ice blue satin; ice blue silk plush Label: Worth / Paris (woven in block letters on petersham)

An Inside Look at the Fabulous Wardrobe of Marjorie Merriweather Post | Vintage Style Files

An Inside Look at the Fabulous Wardrobe of Marjorie Merriweather Post

An inside look at the fabulous fashions worn by heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post on display at her Hillwood Estate in Wash.

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