detail of gentlemen's court dress finery

Detail: court suit, in purple velvet w/ white satin waistcoat. Both coat & waistcoat lavishly embroidered w/ naturalistic flowers: Lily of the vally, narcissus, & forget-me-nots. Sir John Stanley of Alderley, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber for George III.

Suit worn by the Swedish statesman and diplomat Axel von Fersen, 1785 France

sewvictorian: “indigodreams: “ jeannepompadour: Suit worn by the Swedish statesman and diplomat Axel von Fersen, 1785 France ” Rumoured lover of Marie Antoinette… Guy HAD to have style.

Habit de Cour Louis XVI, détail de la broderie

Two Nerdy History Girls: A Gentleman's Formal Suit – in Pink, c. 1770 -- Think Pink Exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts Boston running through May 26 Need to go!

This is a reproduction done by Colonial Williamsburg.

A Fashionable Frolick: Century Frocks and Fashions (or, Frolicks in Williamsburg, volume the second)

A detail of the blue and gold embroidery on the back of a matador's jacket (Chinchon, Spain).

Fiber and Textile, Owen Franken Photographer, blue and gold embroidery (back of a matador's jacket, Chinchon, Spain)

Рококо: мужчина в цветах и порхающих бабочках. - Самые обсуждаемые темы блогосферы

Detail pocket flap, court coat, France or Spain, with later alterations. Voided black velvet, embroidered with floral naturalist flowers and lace effects with tulle edgings.

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