Nothing succeds like excess
I had to do a really fun project for my history class and I would like to share it with you.
We were learning about the Baroque, a time synonymous with excess of ornamentation, gothic & pessimistic touches in all artistic areas.
My obvious choice was fashion and so I decided to create the dress of a high society lady.
The story of how fashion evolved in the baroque is really interesting.
With the war movement, garnments had to become comfortable and be dyed in representative colors of the cause.
After the Revolution, begins the use of the word "fashion" to describe something that most people wear or like. We can say that after the revolution the clothing represented something. A purpose, a cause or socio-economic status.
Many wealthy ladies were catholic and for that reason used big crosses made our of silver or gold with pearls, diamons, emeralds, sapphires and rubies.
Here I present to you my gown: