Pictured above are some of the ladies of the de Medici Court.
White Dresses....from a variety of eras... the one in the back on the right is a copy of one of Coco Chanel's earliest dresses.
Pulp Fashion draws on several themes and presents quintessential examples in the history of costume—from Renaissance finery of the Medici family and gowns worn by Elizabeth I and Marie-Antoinette to the creations of the grand couturiers Frederick Worth, Paul Poiret, Christian Dior, and Coco Chanel. Special attention is given to the creations and studio of Mariano Fortuny, the eccentric early-20th-century artist who is both a major source of inspiration to de Borchgrave and a kindred spirit.
The magical Fortuny Tent....the clothes, the actual tent, the bedspread - all made of paper!
The "Gentlemen" are also represented here.... charming clothes for a Marquis...or a Count.
A Neopolitian woman (with Rooster) - modeled after the 1635 painting by Stanzione.
Isabelle's sketch of a 1545 painting of Eleanor of Toledo. (That's Spain ....not Ohio!)
Isabelle and her Assistants painting all of the inticate details of the dress onto.....paper.
The finished dress!
More painted creations!
The Legion of Honour sits atop a hill overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge...one of the loveliest vistas in the world. Suki just did a post on "Bridges" - so I had to take a few photos for her today - in remembrance of
I hope you all enjoyed your visit to the Legion and to San Francisco!
♥ Robin ♥