As soon as the HSF 10: Art, was annonced I knew I wanted to recreate this beautiful gown.
Later when browsing the internet for other similarly striped gowns, I noticed they were very popular in costuming circles but not that comon in museums.
Some lovely costumes.
And some extant examples.
a zone front
When it comes to the paintings the examples where even fewer. Except for my original inspiration picture I only found two paintings, and one sporting somewhat striped gowns.
Well, at least the shawl are striped… And the dress are a zone front with a white underdress and skirt.
Not even sure this one is 18th century (It don’t look like other period paintings).
Then I turned to fashion plates.
And found one looking almost ecaxtly like my inspiration. Perfect!