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April 29, 2009

Oh my! Mirabeau

Mirabeau was in the habit of sleeping in the Italian fashion....



The Italian fashion was to sleep completely naked!
6 comments
Heather Carroll said...

Goodness!

Anonymous said...

LOL, its funny to think that was scandallous until you remember that people wore a bathing gown in the tub - wearing clothing in a bathtub always sounded a bit odd to me. ;)

Lauren said...

Imagine the horror of the Italian fashion- if you were one of the truely modest and required a bathing gown! Shocking I'm sure! :o)

Katy said...

And judging by that painting I'm sure that's something everyone wanted to see.

Carolyn said...

i know a few italians that honor the 18th century and follow suit!

I know a few non-italians too... lol

P.s. I thought they only wore bathing gowns because they had servants who were with them when they bathed? Sleeping seemed to be a more private affair...

Dominique said...

heehee, i must agree with the latter poster, for i know a quite few italians who honored the eighteenth century style of sleeping....

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