Sunday, 5 May 2013

Haughty in Green

Virginie Ledoyen portrays a haughty Yolande de Polignac - better known as the Duchesse de Polignac - in "Farewell, my Queen". This eye-catching green gown certainly would have caught everyone's attention among the soft pastels of the other ladies. The gown is decorated with exotic yellow flowers - the same yellow is used for the centre of the buttons.

Close-up of the flower ornament
The dress is a robe a l'anglaise with its closed bodice that reveal a matching bodice. It can be difficult to see from a distance but a flower ornament adorns the right shoulder of the Duchesse; of course the colours match. Surprisingly enough the sleeves are not decorated with any ruffles, extra satin or the like; the brightly coloured fabric with the yellow flowers has been brimmed up at the edge of the sleeve instead.

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