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Any research done in relation to the period of Les Misérables, whether for fanfiction or fanart purposes or otherwise.
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Postby hazellwood » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:34 am

Wives and daughters has FABULOUS costuming. The movie starts with the Regency period and ends in the Romantic era, so it's great!! I haven't seen all of Byron yet, but I liked the costuming I saw. Hannah, those really are good prints. !! {Joan of Arc's activities. Snerk.} Also, MmeB, that is really excellent info. :3 Thanks!

I also posted more fashion plates I bought recently, here. Everyone can view it and anonymous comments are open. :mrgreen:

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Postby Usefulbeauty » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:03 am

Oh, I saw Wives and Daughters ages ago and loved it! I'm a bit suspicious of some of Molly's costumes, though. Namely that jumper outfit she wears in some of the later scenes. I think it's adorable, but I just can't figure out if it would have, y'know, existed. If anyone knows better, I'd love to hear! (Also there's this website, which is a list of the costumes worn in Wives and Daughters. http://hooks-and-needles.blogspot.com/2 ... oject.html)
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Postby hazellwood » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:43 pm

I think jumpers could have existed, but they probably wouldn't have been worn with the blouses she has underneath (hello regency sleeves!) and definitely weren't in the height of fashion, as I don't believe I've seen mention in a source book or fashion plate within the middle/upper class--peasant clothing could have been different. (Logically, you wouldn't need to wear as much clothing along with jumpers and it would be easier to keep them clean because they aren't touching your bare skin.)

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Postby Usefulbeauty » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:15 am

That's a good point about the jumpers. It's a shame that lower class and peasant clothing isn't so well documented.
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Re: ~fashion~~~

Postby Ulkis » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:49 pm

This is a good site for looking at the accuracy of costuming in period films. Covers a lot of different times but of course there's a lot of 19th century stuff there.

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Postby Usefulbeauty » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:12 pm

Thanks, Ulkis! I saw that web site ages ago but since I forgot to bookmark it, I couldn't find it again. I've been meaning to show my sister.

I watched The Young Victoria last night. I wasn't paying too much attention to the plot, but daaaang those dresses were beautiful. It's a bit later than I think we're mainly interested in, but you can see some early 1830's stuff at the very beginning, and the underwear and hairstyles are very detailed.
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Postby Marianne » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:22 am

Does anyone have any idea where this image is from? I took one look at it and thought "COURFEYRAC!" and the fashions look very 1830s.

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(Full size here: http://www.marriedtothesea.com/070710/c ... -cloth.gif )
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Re: ~fashion~~~

Postby hazellwood » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:16 pm

I have no idea what that's from, but it's almost definitely 1830s or 1840s. And very amusing.

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Re: ~fashion~~~

Postby MmeBahorel » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:22 am

OMG PLAID TROUSERS
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Postby Col.Despard » Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:31 pm

That's exactly what I thought: PLAID!!!!

And it is SO Courfeyrac. And he is SO not really selling umbrella guards - he's just using it as an excuse to prod people.
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Postby Col.Despard » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:46 am

How awesome is this...GIGOT SHOULDER PADS. Am tempted sorely to bid on these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-1830s-Down-Fil ... 5642d182ba
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Postby MmeBahorel » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:30 pm

Fantastic and frightening all at once - but that says everything about 1830s sleeves :)
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Re: ~fashion~~~

Postby hazellwood » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:31 pm

Col.Despard wrote:How awesome is this...GIGOT SHOULDER PADS. Am tempted sorely to bid on these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-1830s-Down-Fil ... 5642d182ba


It's ended now (D:), but that is AMAZING. Sleeve pads!! I wonder if there are any surviving instructions on how to make those.

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Re: ~fashion~~~

Postby Usefulbeauty » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:42 am

I found a copy of Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915, which is so beautiful and I want everything in it to be mine.
And while it has quite a few nice examples of 1820s and 30s clothes for both men and women, my main point is...
The Waistcoat of The Republic!
(http://www.lacma.org/art/ExhibFashioningFashion.aspx If you scroll down on the website to a picture of a tricolor vest with "Vest, France, 1784-1794", that's the one.)
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Re: ~fashion~~~

Postby Cary » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:21 pm

While doing a little fashion research, I found this site that sells patterns for men's shirts from various eras and countries: http://www.agelesspatterns.com/men_7.htm (a handy resource if you're planning to have reproduction outfits made). What caught my attention was (and what I'd like to draw *your* attention to), however, not the various designs available but this particular rendering of two young men men modelling 1820s wear at the bottom of the page:

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Oh my... :lol:


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