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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Remember THAT dress!?!?!

Yes the sacque I adore in Carl Kohler's book "A History of Costume".
I did a bit of searching as prompted by Lauren and found the Bayerisches National Museum of Munich and wrote to them.
And lo and behold I recieved a reply.  THE dress is indeed still in their collection.
How wonderful to know it still exists. 
They did send me a colour photo but I am unable to put it up on the blog because they have a policy about private websites and since they were so incredibly kind as to send me the photo I will abide by their wishes and not post it.
The colouring is different from what I had imagined but is still strong and lovely.  But you know, I still love that black and white photo. I suppose because I have drooled, ahem, dreamed of it for so long in black and white it will always be dear to me.

Marie Antoinette's earrings

Aren't they gorgeous! 
Reputedly once the property of Marie Antoinette these pear shaped diamond earrings were later given to the Empress Eugenie. 
They subsequently found their way into the hands of Russian royalty, Cartier, Harry Winston and Marjorie Merriweather Post and finally were presented by her daughter Eleanor Barzin to the Smithsonian in 1964