Sunday, July 19, 2009

Yay or Nay? Dauphin Louis-Ferdinand

The masquerade gown of last week was another successful yay! Will our winning streak be over or will this week's selection sour your appetite.


Alexander Roslin paints Louis, Dauphin of France (1765) in a green and purple jacket complimented with a leopard-skin helmet. Yay or Nay?

28 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hmm - not sure if I would follow him into battle...maybe to a party. I think this one is a nay.

AlohaAroha said...

Nay. The Dauphin doesn't have the charisma to get away with a pink and green jacket, let alone a pink and green jacket with a leopard helmet.

Leave the bright colours for those with a little more chutzpa (and better noses!) Louis!

Danielle de la Mont said...

I admire his daring, but not much else...

Anonymous said...

Wow. I like his clothes.
Yay:) Just for the fact that I've never seen this painting before.

Judy said...

I agree with Stephanie...he doesn't exactly look "battle ready" with such a headdress.

Ms. VG said...

Nay! Maybe he could have gotten away with just the coat, but the helmet? Hells no! Also, gold plume holder + silver epaulets = big no no.

Anonymous said...

nay. That helment just takes it over the top

Polonaise said...

Welll, I'm torn. I like the jacket and I do like the green with the leopard, but I think the white is too bold and choppy. And it's busy enough already. I'd have to give it a nay.

Carley said...

ummm....sadly, nay. I actually like the jacket, but with his hat it looks a bit over the top!!

Fabulastic said...

Yay. Wearing a leopard helmet in battle should be mandatory!

Belle-Etoile said...

Nay. I think as wild as it is, he might have gotten away with the green and leopard print (after all, animal skin has been a classic part of battle dress since ancient times) but pairing it with such plummy shade of purple just throws the look off.

Iron Chef Kosher! said...

Unfortunately, he he seems to be in uniform, & I'm not sure Dauphins were allowed to just make up their own, so whether it's "Yay" or "Nay," it's not his fault was he was wearing....

Lady Neferankh said...

Nay, I'm afraid that though the Prince's smile and pose are pleasing, the same cannot be said for his attire.

Christine Walker said...

The artist made the helmet even sillier by putting all those loops and curls at the back. He made it look like it was leopard decorated with poodle. If it was painted differently, it wouldn't be so goofy looking.
The dauphin looks like an OK guy,though.

Aileen said...

Pink and green with leopard print? Too much! This gets a nay.

basket[case] said...

nay. nay. nay.

Eliza Ward said...

Tough one! He has such a nice smile, I can almost forgive him for wearing that hat...

Lauren said...

I love every part of this outfit. Even the satchel.

viridian said...

nay this appears to be another masquerade outfit. the pink and green do not look military to me.

Mythosidhe said...

Oh, my word. That headgear is quite something. Honestly, this ensemble would not be at all out of place in a runway collection by Vivienne Westwood or Jean Paul Gautier. They love animal print and clashing colors :p M. le Dauphin was clearly a fashion prodigy ahead of his time! For this reason I must vote yay :D

Katy said...

Nay. I like the pink and green together, but the hat is just altogether too silly.

Louis agrees with me: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v20/balletwench/online%20pix/Louis_Dauphin_of_Francecopy.jpg

Heather Carroll said...

HAHAHAHA!

SY:-D said...

I like the clothes but the hat ruins it. Nay.

Anonymous said...

Definitely Nay for a military leader. Yay for taking a fashion risk!!

Anonymous said...

Well, what do you expect.. he's a man, after all! He won't have as much class as a lady. But.. it's okay... for a masquerade! Leave the fighting to the generals; this guy's the one who'd come back in a body bag.

Did he actually ever fight anyone?

Heather Carroll said...

I'm not sure if he did actually. I know that he had an interest in the military from a young age but I think he wasn't actually allowed to fight since he was the dauphin.

Vic said...

That hat is a total turnoff. Nay

Moontree said...

Reminds me of Bruno wearing a fab Dolce & Gabbana belt over army fatigues. Perhaps the dauphin was a little light in the ligoniers?