copyright © 2016 Jody Gayle
The book begins with the etchings published four years after Jane Austen's death.
"The illustrations need to be described in the language of their time," Ms. Gayle writes in her preface. "The words add a whole new depth to the illustrations and, most importantly, a glimpse into the culture." I concur.
Cheryl Bolen -
Best Selling Author
What carriage gown would you have worn
through Hyde park in April 1826?
Choose any month in any year between 1821 and 1828 to find the most fashionable attire in England. Fashions After the Era of Jane Austen is a comprehensive pictorial guide to ladies’ fashions collected from one of the most influential periodicals of the time – Ackermann's Repository of the Arts. Ackermann’s Repository was published in London over two hundred years ago and it provided ladies with monthly etchings of exquisite hand-painted plates featuring the latest fashions.
Find splendid illustrations of morning, evening, riding, and walking dresses with their coordinated accessories: hats, shoes, scarves, jewelry, parasols and more.
The book contains nearly two hundred exquisite illustrations which are accompanied by the original descriptions, as published more than two hundred years ago. Fashions After the Era of Jane Austen covers the fashions in the late Georgian period (1821-1828).
Costume designers, researchers, authors, and fashion lovers will all treasure these authentic examples of fashionable dress after the era of Jane Austen.
* This book is best viewed in the paperback version and includes a full color illustration on nearly every page.