Friday, May 28, 2010

MET Evening Gown

This Couture Evening Gown in the collection of the MET was my original inspiration for the Marie Antoinette costume. I know, you can't tell. But, hopefully next time I wear the costume it will look a little closer to this.

How I ADORE this gown. It's so divine! I would have loved to wear this (in white) as my wedding dress. But, I was afraid it would look a little too over the top. :) Someday I would love to incorporate the swirls and bows of this ruched trim into a costume.

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  1. I was on the Met Costume website and saw this incredible piece of art work as well. Loved it when I saw it. If I recall, several and I mean several years ago (I'm talking 1991 or 1992) the Met had a Victorian clothing exhibit nuts to bolts it was called something like the Empress and her clothing what a WONDERFUL exhibit...I didn't take any pictures...

    I know you can reproduce this I am sure of it.

  2. Audrey, It may have been the exhibit 'From Queen to Empress' - I think that was at the MET. I have the book, the costumes are really beautiful! That would have been amazing to see in person. Here's a link to the book on Amazon: