Cayetana has a German bisque head, Titian red hair, and blue eyes. She's wearing a green wool pelisse. The pelisse was essentially an English version of the French redingote, somewhat less masculine in its orientation. By this time, skirts were beginning to widen out again, as you see in her pelisse. A lace "betsie", a type of ruffled collar used to raise the neckline, is worn around her neck. Beneath the pelisse, she wears a cream-colored dress over a yellow tafeta petticoat. Sleeves are still full at the shoulder and tight at the wrist. Like Brigitte (1810), Cayetana wears...
Celeste has a German bisque head with black hair and brown eyes. She is wearing a coat in the new empire style popularized during the reign of Napoleon. The science of archaeology was just being born and fresh excavations had been made of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman ruins with pottery and paintings reflecting the dress of the classical period. This was reflected in contemporary fashion by Leroy, the famous dressmaker to the Empress Josephine who created flowing gowns of soft material belted just under the bosom. These long, high-waisted coats in what became known as the empire style were introduced as a variation on the redingote; they usually...
Celine has a Simon & Halberg bisque head with brown hair and brown eyes. She is wearing a white lace over white satin wedding dress with a "v" waist bodice and a full skirt over a hoop skirt, or cage crinoline. The cage crinoline added strips of cane or whalebone inserted in casing to a crinoline petticoat, allowing the wearer to dispense with several petticoats while creating an even greater fullness at the bottom of the skirt. Celine also wears a veil trimmed with pearls and flowers, white stockings, and white satin slippers. Her dress is trimmed with pearls and she wears a pearl brooch, along with...
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