January 1950 Irving Penn, among the most gifted of photographers, has reconstructed with imaginative insight a series of fashion landmarks: the clothes, the accessories, coiffures, make-up, settings – and, in this net of physical properties, has caught the mental attitudes of past times."
Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: c. 1810 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Machine made silk net, embroidered with chenille thread, with silk ribbon, hand-sewn
"Isabelle", from the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion". Lancaster-Barreto collection. Pelisse: Moss green silk taffetas pelisse with sky blue silk lining and Point de Bruxelles lace collar, French or English, ca. 1811. Pumpkin-colored cashmere shawl, Indian, ca. 1810. Gold brooch with sea shell cameo and paste jewels, English/Italian, 1812-1815.
A gorgeous wedding photograph. Get the bride and bridesmaids all together and get them to turn away from the camera for once. It gives you chance to appreciate the dresses! The perfectly round balloons are a fun/quirky touch. Creative wedding photography like this is going to look wonderful for years.