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operafantomet:

How I’d envision Christine Daaé’s personal wardrobe to look, with a basis in actual historical fashion (but from the mid 1870s). 

For some reason I see her in really smart dresses. One would think that with her background (poor peasant family from Sweden) and with her upbringing (living at the mercy of others, as an orphan) she’d dress in plain, modest clothes. That might be most correct. At the other hand, Maman Valerius seems to have liked to spoil Christine when she could, and being in the fashionable world of singers and dancers she would have learned to dress smart. 

A lady of the late 19th century would change clothes several times a day. The upper class ladies had one attire for breakfast (often an elaborate dressing gown), one for sports if they enjoyed riding, tennis or similar, one for day visits and/or walking, one for tea/midday, one for afternoon supper, and one for balls or opera visits. In extreme cases you could end up changing clothes 6-7 times a day - of course with matching hairdos, jewelry and accessories. THIS is why you needed a maid or three! 

Christine would not be on this level. But she would at least have dressing gowns, day dresses and evening dresses. Most of the ones showed here are various day dresses, as that’s what I imagine she’s use the most. Christine would not afford garments from House of Worth, as many of these dresses are, but she would be familiar with the style, and maybe the costume makers at the opera found this Swedish flower so charming they made her garments? 

I see Christine in a lot of blue, mint and pigeon blue shades. I don’t know why. Probably influenced by the iconic Wishing dress, designed by Maria Bjørnson. I’m also seeing beige/tan shades. 

Historical references is typical for the 1870s. The crinoline was just gone, all width pushed towards the back to form a bustle. This is inspired by the early 18th century style “Mantua”. But the invention of sewing machines meant seamstresses went nuts with pleats, drapes, fringes, trims and advanced constructions. 

1. Walking dress, 1870s. I found no reference on this on the site it originated. Possibly American? ( X )

2. Day dress, ca. 1875. Another one with no info attached ( X )

3. Afternoon dress, ca. 1875, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston ( X )

4. and 5. Dinner dresses, ca. 1872-75. Two slightly different versions of a dress designed by Worth. They have different bodices, and at least the mint one had an additional bodice so it could be worn as a ball dress as well. The blue one once had a detachable train for very formal occasions, alas it’s gone. (blue dress and mint dress)

6. Visit dress, March 1875, L’Élegance Parisienne ( X )

7. 
Silk day dress with embroidery, ca. 1875. National Trust Collections in the UK. ( X )

8. Walking dress, August 1875, L’Élegance Parisienne ( X )







fripperiesandfobs:

Top: Mme. Moitessier by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1856

Bottom Left: Evening dress ca. 1860, from the Kent State University Museum

Bottom Middle: Evening dress worn by Queen Victoria, 1855, from the Royal Collection via gogmsite

Bottom Right: Evening dress ca. 1855, from the Kyoto Costume Institute



steampunktendencies:

Chateau Nottebohm, municipality of Brecht, province of Antwerp, Belgium (Vince)

"This abandoned home belonged to a Mr. Nottebohm and dates back to the early 20th century. There are postcards which feature this home that were published in 1908. There are rumors and tales that at one time the wealthy German family lived in this grandiose Belgian manor but left sometime during the second World war. After the war, Mr. Nottebohm never returned and the eccentrically styled house has been abandoned ever since.

Much of the interior is destroyed with access to the upper floors either difficult or impossible. Suggestions indicate that stability of the stately home is very bad and seems ready to collapse at any moment. The manor was thought to be haunted as well and the LPI – International (League of Paranormal Investigators) even did a case on the Nottebohm Mansion but it proved inconclusive.” (abandoned playgrounds)



steampunktendencies:

Sailor Moon characters by NoFlutter



edwardian-time-machine:

Wine and Ivory Jacket

Jacket made of heavy wool in wine and cream. Tight fitting, hip-length jacket with stand-up collar. Front attached vest is ornately trimmed with maroon machine embroidery. The same trim is found on the shoulder, bottom of sleeve and on the back. Skirt of the jacket is shaped to fit over a bustle. c. 1890s.

The jacket was worn by Jessie Webb Corwin’s mother, Jessie Mason Webb.

Donor: Jessie Webb Corwin

Circa: 1890s

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