Skating Ensemble | c. 1863
So if the queue runs out, I apologize. I’ll be getting it filled up as much as possible, but life happens.
Good luck to any of you also having final exams this week and next week!
Jack Finney, Time and Again
This is why I love the history of clothing. Clothes were made by someone for someone and were worn by someone in their real lives… there’s just so much to think about, if you want to.
Jacket owned by the Marquis de Beauharnais. First Empire.
This magnificent embroidered jacket belonged to Marquis François de Beauharnais (1756–1846), older brother of Alexander de Beauharnais, Josephine’s first husband. He left the country during the French Revolution but returned to Paris in 1802. After a first diplomatic post with the queen regent of Etruria, from 1806 to 1808, he was appointed ambassador to Spain by Napoleon. This garment is an example of the “French-style jacket”, reminiscent of the court of Versailles, that men were required to wear by First Empire etiquette. — Château de Malmaison: Costume Collection