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Armorized it and this could be Hitomi's breastplate. Gorgeous corset customized to look like a Victorian circus costume.

François Boucher (1703 - 1770) The Arts and Sciences: Singing and Dancing, 1750-1752 oil on canvas The Frick Collection

a-l-ancien-regime: “ François Boucher - The Arts and Sciences: Singing and Dancing, oil on canvas The Frick Collection ”

Man's Baroque theatrical costume

Costumes “à la Romain” originating from century France. These costumes were used in variety shows in Paris as late as the

Sun Moon by TheArtOfTheMask on Etsy,

angelicartisan: “ There were so many beautiful masks in TheArtofMask’s shop that I couldn’t just feature one!

Italy. This costume is a rare surviving 18th century costume made specially for the stage, based on Roman military dress, the breastplates and strip-kilted skirt of the uniforms becoming formalised and the chasing becoming gold padded embroidery. The underlying hessian, which gives substance and structure, and the cardboard-backed glass 'jewels' are in stark contrast to the expensive velvets and metal thread embroidery, braids and fringing which make up the body of the costume.

Theatre costume

Detail of a sleeve from a costume worn in a private performance in Tuscany, about Museum no.

Dancer, ca. 1785.  Fulda Pottery and Porcelain Manufactory.  Hard paste porcelain.  Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Dancer Fulda Pottery and Porcelain Manufactory After a painting by Nicolas Lancret ca.

#Clothing Costume for the Duke of York as Victory in the Ballet de cour Ballet Royal de la Nuit, recreated by David Walker for Ballet For All, Swan Theatre, Worcester, 1969.

Costume for the Duke of York as Victory in the Ballet de cour Ballet Royal de la Nuit, recreated by David Walker for Ballet For All, Swan Theatre, Worcester,

Mikhail Baryshnikov, The Ballet, Infinity

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