I love the fancy French ball gowns and elaborate fashions from the time of Marie Antoinette; so.
I thought I'd post an interesting mix of Court Dresses and Elaborate Theatrical Costumes today.
I've also created another of my digital artpieces, using my favorite fashion in this post; along with an assortment of colorized versions of this beautiful Court Dress depicting Marie Antoinette's close friend for your own crafting pleasure.
I hope you enjoy them all!
|"Princess at the Palace" by EKDuncan 2012
The lady used for my artpiece is actually the Princess Marie Louise of Savoy;
devoted friend and confidant of Marie Antoinette.
You can read a bit about her HERE.
I created a stately background for her using a photo from an Opera house in Europe and putting in an oriental carpet at her feet. Using some filters and textures in Photoshop allowed enough alteration to reduce the realistic look of both pieces so they blended in better with my subject.
The Princess appears in an EKD altered blue colored gown for this piece.
Elaborate French Fashions of the 1770's
|1778 French Fashion Plate
This dress is listed as "Grande Robe de Ceremonie a Panie"
(Grand Ceremony Dress with Paniers)
|c1774 French Fashion Plate of the Queen of France
Marie Antoinette in Robe de Cour (Court Dress)
I previously posted about this fashion plate HERE
(There are PNG's in various color combinations for this dress at that link)
|1779 French Fashion Plate
This fashion plate depicts a Court Lady's Costume during the reign of Louis XVI at the
Queens Ball representing a character from a play called the Battle of Ivry of (1774-1776)
(Sorry I don't know French so that's the best translation I can come up with for this plate. I'm not sure if this is a theatrical costume or if it was what one of the court ladies wore to one of Marie's costume balls as if dressing up as one of the characters from that play.)
Either way it's a very elaborate costume and fun to look at.
|French Fashion Plate from 1779
Depicting a "Barber of Seville" Theatrical Costume from 1775.
Since this fashion plate was produced in 1779 I'm not sure if it was showing a line of Theatrical Costumes, similar to the Opera Costumes I posted about HERE in my "Dancing Marie" series or if they were creative costume ideas for ladies who were looking to go to a fancy dress ball?
I'm sure the ladies of the day found them most entertaining either way.
|1779 French Fashion Plate
This is a theatrical costume for a comedy that was popular at the time.
This dress is quite elaborate and in a similar style to match the fashions of the time.
When I look at this plate I can't help but think of that scene from the Carrol Burnett Show where she plays Scarlett in "Gone with the Wind" and rips the curtains off the window to make a dress. This red portion of the dress does look a bit like heavy velvet drapes, fringe, tassels and all - don't you think?
|1774 French Fashion Plate
This fashion plate shows the Princess Marie Louise, friend and confident to
Marie Antoinette in "Robe de Cour" aka Court Dress and is from 1774
This is the fashion plate I chose to use in my digital creation.
I removed the background and cleaned up the edges of the dress a bit to make my
PNG image; then I made a collection of them in a variety of colors to play with.
These are the PNGs I created of this fashion plate.
|EKDuncan PNG of the original color version
|EKDuncan Blue Version
|EKDuncan Green Version
|EKDuncan Yellow Version
|EKDuncan Rose Version
|EKDuncan Purple Version
|EKDuncan Silver Blue Version
|EKDuncan Lilac Version
|EKDuncan Silver Version
I just love all the pretty colors of this image - it looks like spring in full bloom
Here again is my finished digital artpiece using the Blue altered version.
|"Princess at the Palace" - Princess Marie Louise, devoted friend and confidant of Marie Antoinette
This digital scene can now be used as a "painting" in a different
piece of digital artwork should the need arise. I love art that does double duty!
I still have several more Marie Antoinette style fashions to post so
till next time...