Extant gowns I adore-1


1,2 Der Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk 3 Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

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Werkstätten Ackermann & Pfannenberg, 5 Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden,* 6 Alamy,

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Werkstätten Ackermann & Pfannenberg, 8 Alamy

Garment of: Magdalena Sibylla of Prussia

Obsessed since: August 2016

Recommended resources: 

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Also has a pdf of the brochure for the exhibition

Werkstätten Ackermann & Pfannenbergmakers of the figurines for display

Machwerk– blog post of the exhibition

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden– The home of the gown now.

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden– new permanent exhibition

Der Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk– very high resolution images in gallery.


Patterns: The closest patterns are those of the Kostümsammlung Hüpsch im Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt as incredibly detailed in the dissertation of Johannes Pietsch

Originaltitel: Die Kostümsammlung Hüpsch im Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Originaluntertitel: Bestandskatalog der Männer- und Frauenkleidungsstücke; Studien zu Material, Technik und Geschichte der Bekleidung im 17. Jahrhundert
Übersetzter Titel: The Hüpsch Costume Collection in the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Autor: Pietsch, Johannes
Jahr: 2008
Dokumenttyp: Dissertation

This gown is in remarkable condition, extremely remarkable condition. The slashes in the skirt have been faced with the same fabric which allows them to remain very firmly closed.

The jubon clearly has some fine tailoring with pad/stay stitching in the upper back and shoulders- this can be seen through the neckline.


The gown is on display for a few more months at the time of writing.

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