Classical Art & Real-Life Doppelgänger
December 3, 2018 5:06 PM   Subscribe

In which costumer and historical sewing enthusiast Bernadette Banner recreates the dress from Jacques-Louis David's "Portrait of a Young Woman in White": Making a Regency-Bodied petticoat. Making the gown. Bringing the portrait to life.
posted by Lexica (6 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
oh wow just discovered a new genre of asmr for me!!

thank you very much for sharing <3
posted by Hermione Granger at 6:22 PM on December 3, 2018 [1 favorite]

Sweet! I love stuff like this.
posted by jadepearl at 11:41 PM on December 3, 2018

what a fun project! thank you.
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 12:26 AM on December 4, 2018

Please won't someone start filming Georgette Heyer's Regencies so we can get more of this?

And cravats for the gentlemen.

And the dinner parties, my god.
posted by h00py at 12:51 AM on December 4, 2018 [3 favorites]

There's a miniseries of documentaries from the BBC called "A Stitch in Time" in which they reconstruct costumes from artworks -- the Arnolfini portrait, Dido Elizabeth Belle or Marie Antoinette's chemise dress among them. Check it out, because it's great, too.
posted by sukeban at 6:32 AM on December 4, 2018 [1 favorite]

Does anyone have a workaround for watching BBC content in the US? (This content is not available in your location)
posted by mightshould at 4:18 AM on December 6, 2018

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