Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yay or Nay? Madame Henriette

The fashion brigade gave a furious Nay to George Onslow for his faux pas in the form of wearing horizontal stripes over what cannot be described as a six pack.  Sorry George, your offering of an adorable puppy couldn't even win you any points with this crowd.  I think that means it is time to examine some more classical looks.


Jean-Marc Nattier paints Madame Henriette of France (circa 1749) in the Louis XV version of Vestal Virgin wear.  Yay or Nay?

[Detroit Institute of Art]

24 comments:

  1. Yay times twelve. Line, color, grace. It's all there, baby.

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  2. She looks like a Bernini statue! That's pretty awesome, and the dress is gorge. I'm kinda jealous of her.

    YAY

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  3. A lovely woman in a simple and well-tempered drape. This portrait is nothing if not pleasing to the eye. I give it a Yay!

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  4. Yay yay yay! So beautiful, classical, stylish.

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  5. Lovely colour, gorgeous flowing lines & no apendages at odd or uncomfortable angles, I give it a yay yay alround!

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  6. Yay! Everything about it is beautiful.

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  7. YAY! Definitely =D

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  8. Now that's more like it:-). She's stunning and gets a big Yay from me.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! A huge YAY from me!

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  10. Oh, she's so pretty! "Yea" I say!

    -Julie

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  11. lononsarah@yahoo.comNovember 14, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    I love it! Madame is a very beautiful woman and those clothes show her off!

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  12. An absolute YAY!! She looks elegant,classy and just beautiful. The Line and color show the beauty of her complexion and the wit of her personality...

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  13. Yay, definitely. It's such a beautiful dress and she's also pretty so the dress suits her so well :)

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  14. A yay from me, though not an over-enthusiastic one. The dress itself is lovely, and it is also quite becoming - it flatters her beautiful face and fair complexion. I do not approve of the shoes, however. I do understand why such shoes are chosen, but I would prefer it if the dress hid her feet instead.

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  15. YAY!
    I love the color, and she just looks comfortable, and laid back in a dress that probably wasn't. ^^; I think she looks beautiful!

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  16. YAY! Love it. One comment about her feet, would look much better with some nail polish. I like bare feet, sandals, etc with some color on the toes. I know coloring one's nails has been around a long time, but was this something that would have been available/done in France at that time?

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  17. I know some people seem to think that flip-flops go with everything...but that is just simply not the case...vestal virgin or not.....so, I guess it's a NAY then.

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  18. A definite Yay. I think she's quite lovely. (No no, not flipflops, but ancient Roman sandals. One wouldn't wear heels in the temple, surely!) Kitty Lou

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  19. Yay. Colors are beautiful and a graceful line.

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  20. Yay. I love the muted colors & the sandals are a lovely statement.

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