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Painted Court Dress

Dress c 1780

Inspired by this dress of the 1780's in the Kyoto Costume Institute's collection, this is of salmon pink silk taffeta with painted panels like the original.

The ship headdress on billowing waves of powdered wig was indicative of the extraordinarily elaborate styles of the time.

This is not something we would contemplate doing again: it was a labour of love and took months!

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Not for sale.

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