Anyway. A few weeks before the exam (when I wrote the last blog post), I still thought I could go to the 3rd Boheme Sauvage (a 20s event) which was taking place 3 days before the exam. I really should have known better by now.
I ALWAYS need every second of the last days before a big exam for crazy studying, to feel reasonably prepared, and, more important, to keep my nerves under control. So, no Boheme Sauvage for me this time.
Thus, there's also no finished Robe de style or even good pictures of my sparkly 30s ballgown to show you.
I'm already studying for the next exam, but this one is not nearly as much of a problem as the last one, so I did have some time to do some necessary research on my RDS plans.
I'll just leave out the paragraph about what makes a RDS special, there are already more than enough blogposts about this out there. You can also read about the basics in the RDS wikipedia article.
|I chose this Lanvin dress from the collection of the MET as main inspiration for my RDS.|
Next question: what's under this skirt?
RDSs were often supported by panniers or pocket hoops, much like 18th century dresses.
The MET provides us with this:
Interestingly, it seems the MET owns two black versions of this dress, the one above with the smaller skirt and one with pocket hoops:
There are even more extant versions of this dress:
|In midnight blue from the Kent State University Museum|
|And a lovely dusky pink one! This one was apparently sold by Christies.|
I think with my dress I'll go with small pocket hoops, but I still have to meditate about whether I want them sewed to the dress or to the slip.