Ernest Duez’s portrait has always been a fashion bestie of mine, and her petit chien is a bonus. I had no idea this painting was life size, definitely a fashion moment for me!
And here’s a close-up of the portrait:
Ernest Duez (1843-1896), Splendeur, 1874
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is a fascinating place to visit. Stay tuned for more!
Bags are packed and it’s off to Paris! We’ll be there for a week taking in various museums, excellent food, flea markets, and of course, taking in the fabric district in Montmarte. Once again, we’re putting our trust to the weather gods in an effort to avoid tourist crowds but as with all travel, it’s sometimes a roll of the dice. We’re looking forward to returning to one of our most favorite places and we’ll be posting all about it here on the blog. Au revior!
James Tissot, Waiting for the Train (Willesden Junction), c. 1871
We are always amazed at the collections at the Met and other museums but it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the reason these outfits still look so fabulous is that they’re maintained by an army of conservators. Here’s a video that give us a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes in the Met’s Fashion Lab:
Getting in some last-minute fabric shopping before heading off to Paris and Angus came along for the ride… 🙂
The Fashion Museum Bath is a small but excellent museum that’s easy to overlook. Located in Bath, the museum’s collection is small but comprehensive with emphasis on the Georgian and Victorian Eras. Below is a short introductory video about the museum: