The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them With Style by Lauren Stowell (Author), Abby Cox (Author).
Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox of American Duchess have endeavored to make the impossible possible by bringing historically accurate dressmaking techniques into your sewing room. Learn how to make four of the most iconic 18th century silhouettes―the English Gown, Sacque Gown, Italian Gown and Round Gown―using the same hand sewing techniques done by historic dressmakers.
Cornélie Falcon as Rachel in the opera la Juive.
Cornélie Falcon. Costume de Rachel dans la Juive.
Cornélie Falcon (1814–1897) was a famous French soprano who sang at the Opéra in Paris. In the picture it shows the Rachel in the opera La Juive, by Jacques Fromental Halévy. La Juive is considered the most important work of J. F. Halévy. The plot of the opera is set in Constance at the time of the Council of Constance of 1414.
The political events of this turbulent time determine the fate of the characters. The focus is on the Jewish goldsmith Eleazar and his daughter Rachel. The story was as a memorial to the conflict between Christianity and Judaism. Estimated by Giuseppe Verdi as well as by Richard Wagner.
During the period of National Socialism, in which the composer was ostracized as a Jew, she disappeared from the game plan. Today, the opera La Juive is rarely included in the repertoire. Cornélie Falcon is buried at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris.
Source: Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1831-1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.
Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.
Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion.
From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.