Friday, May 27, 2011

Actual History: Fedorovna's Coronation Herald's Boots and Coachman's Jacket

These pieces were actually worn by a coronation herald in the Tsardom of Russia. Just imagine how many hours the skilled clothesmakers have been working on each piece.

That jacket is heavenly; almost too full of stuff, but that is entirely forgivable in the context. A modern-era person could definitely combine that jacket with a sleek pair of trousers or even a skirt of some sort, creating an outfit certain to turn some heads.

And the boots? Dear gods, the boots. Bizarre and strange and wonderful. They've got moustached faces on them!

I found these in an article by the Guardian. Read it here.

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