Sunday, 5 May 2013

Bright Flowers

Marina Cristalle plays Madame de Laborde in "Louis XV: Le Soleil Noir" in which she wears this brightly coloured gown. The patterns are floral in green and red tones on a cream background; the skirt itself and some of the bodice is a special peach-colour.
It is worth noticing the large amounts of ruffles on this dress: almost every line has been decorated with large ruffles in matching colours. Of course, the white lace at the elbow was customary at the time. The floral pattern is continued in the decoration of her neck-ribbon - a cream-coloured rosebud with two leaves are attached to it.
Notice how the bodice is rather pointed - this was fashionable in the beginning and middle of the 18th century.

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