September 09, 2010
Could it be a redingote reborn?
Hello, lovely frocks. I found these photos taken by badmomgoodmom, of my absolute favorite gown from Marie Antoinette (2006). You may recall the scene where she is walking through tall grass at Trianon, in the morning *because she was wearing straw hat! But let's discuss the garment. If you could get your hands on a similar jacket would you wear it? I am certain I would, it would be so easy to fashion it into a modern styled jacket!
And then I found... this! If only it were a bit longer!
I am not sure how exactly brocade can be brought back, fashionably, but why not! This fall jacket clasps in the front, with long sleeves and a cropped front. The fabric is a deep burgundy (very earthy) with a metallic design through it. I love the decorative buttons down the front and up the sleeves. That is the other thing I like, the large cuffs of the sleeves
...Well that is it, I think we can get away wearing our redingotes out this season!
Jacket is not yet available, but when it is you can purchase it here.