Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Few Dresses From Spain

Spain, 1780's (?)

I came across this frothy sea foam number this morning and thought it was just like candy! I usually focus so much on English and French fashion, I rarely come across things from other countries. The above gown is from Spain. Eighteenth century spanish ladies do love their lace!


Doña María Josefa Alonso-Pimentel y Téllez-Girón
Goya, 1785

The Duchess of Alba, Goya, 1797.

8 comments:

  1. That top dress looks like wintergreen candy; refreshing and tasty!

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  2. That top dress looks like wintergreen candy; refreshing and tasty!

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  3. Wow, what collection is that Spanish dress from?

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  4. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find what collection yet. I came cross the dress and thought it was too pretty not to share. I am taking, in good faith, that the dress is 1780's, as it was listed on the website, at http://yeoldefashion.tumblr.com/post/634552444/a-lovely-pale-green-dress-from-the-1780s-it-was. I didn't initially give credit to the website, since they didn't take the picture, or house the dress, etc.

    If anyone knows where it is housed I woul love to know. In theban time, I will continue to search any collections in Spain.

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  5. I meant, "in the mean time". Oops.

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  6. I believe the lovely Spanish dress is currently in the Museo del Traje collection in Madrid! Here's a link to online collection database: http://ceres.mcu.es/pages/Main

    Type in "CE000592" to specifically view this dress! Their whole collection looks magnificent and I'd love to visit the museum someday. Hope this helps! :)

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  7. Oh cool! Thanks so much for the link!

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