Costume, fashion and drapery

By Wegener, Gerda - A portrait of a flapper

By Wegener, Gerda – A portrait of a flapper

By Van Gogh - A man with a suit of his time

By Van Gogh – A man with a suit of his time

By Zille, Heinrich - The four colleagues walking

By Zille, Heinrich – The four colleagues walking

By Matisse - The girl of the ruffle blouse

By Matisse – The girl of the ruffle blouse

By Coulon, M. A. - A man wearing a black suit and with a roll-neck

By Coulon, M. A. – A man wearing a black suit and with a roll-neck

By Cézanne - A gabardine on a stool

By Cézanne – A gabardine on a stool

By Leclerc, P. T. - Woman and daughter wearing dresses furnished with pinks ribbons and bows

By Leclerc, P. T. – Woman and daughter wearing dresses furnished with pink ribbons and bows

By Homer, Winslow - An elegant shepherdess wearing a hat with ribbons

By Homer, Winslow – An elegant shepherdess wearing a hat with ribbons

By Passarotti, Bartolommeo - Clothing of two men seen from behind

By Passarotti, Bartolommeo – Clothing of two men seen from behind

By Canetti, Michel - A hoary woman posing with white lingerie

By Canetti, Michel – A hoary woman posing with white lingerie

By Santi, Giovanni - One of the daughters of Zeus called Clio posing next to a cliff on a windy day

By Santi, Giovanni – One of the daughters of Zeus called Clio posing next to a cliff on a windy day

By Moreau, Adrien - The lady of the waistcoat with a gorget on a stairway

By Moreau, Adrien – The lady of the waistcoat with a gorget on a stairway

By Guercino - A profile of a man with a big bucket hat

By Guercino – A profile of a man with a big bucket hat

By anonymous spanish author. 16th century - Women with platform shoes that preceded 'chopines'

By anonymous spanish author. 16th century – Women with platform shoes that preceded ‘chopines’

By Tiepolo - A bunch of dandies wearing coats with large cuffs and bow tie

By Tiepolo – A bunch of dandies wearing coats with large cuffs and bow tie

By Warhol - A vintage yellow shoe

By Warhol – A vintage yellow shoe

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53 responses to “Costume, fashion and drapery

  1. Fashion! A favorite subject for me, I am always fascinated how people express themselves through their clothes. You made interesting choices (no Holbein for once) I love my preferred artists Warhol and Matisse and the Flapper Girl not only wears a great hat but she has the sassy expression that comes with it! Canneti celebrates femininity! Gucci an icon: was this one used for comercial reasons? Thank you, this was a treat, Johanna

    • Hi Johanna, and thanks so much. I’m amazed for your so accurate, sensible and wise comment. I’m admiring and rereading your observations. I’m also liking what you say about Holbein. So true, but sometimes I wonder to make a relation of topics with their most representative artists and for title ‘Costumes’ Holbein could be a good choice.
      But the most remarkable for me, is your attention, using your own words about the work of Gerda ‘sassy expression of the flapper’ I didn’t stopped on this detail but it is so coherent because this artist has a large work about scenes of prominent lust.

    • Well no, don’t be sorry!!! I don’t even know why you have to be sorry;o) and you have a lovely day too!

  2. Rita

    Love the flapper of course, she seems the kind spirit I love. Have a beautiful day my friend.

  3. Traci-Ann

    Fabulous! Loving the vintage shoe. 😊

  4. I had never seen before this kind of platform shoes from so back in time…. I’m so sorry for them women!😢😊

    • So true Carmen, almost olympic podiums. I guess maybe it could use to feel oneself a bit great as person. Ignore me, is only a conjecture. For that reason your wisdom has chosen an emoji of crying and laughing, doesn’t it?

      • Yesss, but who knows? Normally I would have to think it’s because of a low self esteem, at least that’s the psychological explanation, although I don’t share it at 100%, it’s also a fashion, for high and low self esteem I suppose. But… Wow, to wear something like this one has to suffer… But Olympic podiums… Haahaha😏😏😏

      • Oh yeah, low self esteem, but me i have some of this feeling and if I go to a shop to buy shoes with high heels, the dependent could call to the police.(Oh don’t believe, Carmen it is another joke). Now I’m serious and remind this lyrics by Serrat:
        No me pidas que no piense
        en voz alta por mi bien,
        ni que me suba a un taburete
        si quieres, probaré a crecer.

  5. Flapper life for me😍

    • Since the time you said me that, I always remind you when I see a pic of flappers. I’m enslaved by you. (ha, ha, I’m kidding dear)…. Maybe you would like a comment I did to a follower in this post about the eyes that depicted Gerda, the woman artist. THANKS A MILLION FOR YOUR OPINIONS!

  6. Hello, I love that collection very much. It´s a very good mixture of different styles. The shoe, underwear, drapery. .Even matisse was paiting the ruffle blouse… amazing!

    • Oh I’m so glad because you have discovered the true goal of this post. During the last years I’m feeling a so special interest towards the clothing and fashion world, not for its use but for its moment of conceiving and creation.
      What an exquisite movement and rhythm of the pencil by the hand of Matisse to depicts the ruffle blouse! No matter the motifs, Henri always found a moment to practise arabesque lines one more time. The hair and lips of this woman have similar curves as the blouse. Oh dear Agnes, I’m so grateful for your visits and comment. Thanks so much, good night and happy dreams ❤

      • Yes, now I understand – it´s the Matisse “ruffle-blouse style” we see also in his pictures “The Sheaf” or “Sorrow of the King”… Art ist sometimes just kidding… ,;-) Have a wonderful day! Nessy from the happinessygirls.com

      • Oh Agnes, I think you’re perfectly right. But the possible parodies about himself that can to make an artist are only in the graphical or visual ambit. They have like the ‘tics’ that experts can find for example about a filmmaker. Some repetitions are obvious on the sketches because this act is the most similiar proceeding than a writing action. The key is the personal and unique caligraphy. But people with no enough skills are only worried to depict and hide their own lines and strokes. Thanks so much for your comment. Have a nice monday ❤

  7. What a great collection of fashion sketches. Very enjoyable!

  8. daramemon

    Fashion never fails to impress

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