Inspiration Board
Comment 1

On My Inspiration Board: Scarlet Red Gowns

red gown cover

In planning out February’s post, I was debating over what color to feature for the month’s Inspiration Board.  I debated between various hues of colors, one of them being red.  But I thought to myself, “isn’t red a little too cliche for February?”  “Doesn’t every one do something with red?”  Well, of course they do.  But then I realized that I don’t.  In fact, I don’t believe I have ever sewed anything that was red.  A shocking discovery that I hope to remedy in the future, and has confirmed in the mind the absolute necessity of featuring red for this month!

I was delighted to find so many wonderful examples of gowns in that bright hue of  scarlet that it was difficult to choose ones to feature here.  I was also excited to find so many beautiful portraits of women wearing this bold color.  Here is one from the Regency Era…

918a0ffb26822406d8953b3290316d95

1815 Adèle Romany – Portrait of Aglaé-Constance.

…and another from the 1840’s…

2edcf14777040453bd1a8c605bae3831

Louise d’Orléans, Queen of Belgium (1812-1850), painted by Franz Xaver Winterhalter in ca. 1841

Red was also a top choice for Hollywood directors to place on their sirens.  This glittering example was worn by Joan Crawford in 1937’s The Bride Wore Red.

307fb8fdafbc9edc7872dfc772556362

3abf4570fac084261f713e5ac6385851

So with these wonderful examples and without much further ado, I present this month’s unique (for me) board of Scarlet Red Gowns….

Red gowns

To see many, many more, please visit my Pinterest Page!

Happy Friday!

signature

Cover Photo: Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg: Porträt von Louise Christiane Fugl, 1825

1 Comment

  1. Pingback: The Perfect Red Lip | Inside Aimee's Victorian Armoire

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s