Dressing the Empress

Even if you haven’t studied early 19th century history, you have certainly heard of Napoleon and Josephine. Napoleon Bonaparte was the Emperor of France from 1804 until 1814 and the builder of a new nation after the French Revolution. Josephine was his beloved wife. Recently I was honored to be commissioned to make clothing for…

Words & Pictures

The gowns shown at left are taken from Good Housekeeping magazine from 1912. The most prominent of the two was made from handkerchief linen or chiffon and trimmed with flat lace and satin buttons. 

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