gaulle worn by Keira Knightly as the titular character in The Duchess. Historically speaking we're somewhere between the chemise dresses of the eighteenth century and high-waisted empire gowns of the Regency (not unakin to this Portrait of Madame Emilie Seriziat and her Son), but I hesitate to say that this gown is itself any way actually accurate. We used some lovely but perhaps inappropriate cog-ish buttons which will probably be replaced in due course. The gown is lined in a light cotton. The dress is worn with a wide stretch velvet sash (a little on the short side, bought off a wedding shop) and a black shawl.
all-time favourite tree just outside the village, despite the occasion being significantly less elven. The sun seemed to be in a good mood and the colours came out rather more on the saturated side. We did the photos in something of a hurry before the camera ran out of battery, so perhaps better shots another day.
To commission one like it from the mercenary would cost in the region of £60.
More photos of the turquoise drop-front dress under the cut.