Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Meet Rosemarie A Delightful Victorian Day Gown Late Summer Release from GWD

ah The End of August another Summer gone by ... sigh ... Yet The Lovely Lady Kembri Tomsen
is busy finding textures and creative to create and share with us here on the Grid ..
Ladies Please allow Breezy to share one her latest Late Summer Releases ..
Meet Rosemarie .. the textures and cuts sheer beauty and Divine !
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This stunning gown is by the famed Victorian French designer, Jacques Doucet. He was as well known as Charles Worth among the Victorian elite, though few remember him today. What a truly amazing designer and man! His family had been in the Paris lingerie and linen business starting in 1816. He was born in 1853, and in 1871 opened his own salon selling women's apparel. Actresses of the late Victorian era particularly enjoyed his work, and he designed many specialized garments for them.

This stunning gown is by the famed Victorian French designer, Jacques Doucet. He was as well known as Charles Worth among the Victorian elite, though few remember him today. What a truly amazing designer and man! His family had been in the Paris lingerie and linen business starting in 1816. He was born in 1853, and in 1871 opened his own salon selling women's apparel. Actresses of the late Victorian era particularly enjoyed his work, and he designed many specialized garments for them.

He designed outfits well into the 1920s, though his clothing fell out of favor because he valued dignity and beauty over faddish novelties or practacalities. A passionate collector of art and literature throughout his life, by the time of his death he had a magnificent collection of Post-Impressionist and Cubist paintings (including "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon", which he bought direct from Picasso's studio), as well as two libraries of manuscripts by contemporary writers, both of which he left to the French nation.

Jacques Doucet donated his collection of art books and research to the University of Paris when he died in 1929. The University created in his honour the Librairie Literaire Jacques Doucet. Francois Chapon wrote a book on the spectacular life of the fashion designer and art collector named C'etait Jacques Doucet. The Louvre will be hosting an exhibit in spring 2011 displaying some Doucet furniture, fashion and art collection.

"Now, having said all that, consider the gorgeous fabric of this gown. It is soft and dreamy, perfectly suited to a day or tea gown of this time period. The lace and velvet ribbon are elegant additions, and perfectly balance the lighter chiffon of the gown. This is an outfit that reminds me of a Monet painting, and perhaps is why I liked it so much the first time I saw it."
Lady Kembri Tomsen

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