This rare ancient child costume is the exact replica of that worn by the famous tragedienne Sarah Bernhard in the 1900s,in the Edmond Rostand’s drama ‘’ L’Aiglon’’ telling the story of Napoleon’son.
It’s a very pretty uniform consisting of a jacket,knickers and a belt.
The jacket is made of ivory color woolen fabric enhanced with a green velvet trimmed with a golden braid,pretty golden balls buttons and a very beautiful gilded metallic thread and sequins decoration.
The lining is in satin fabric.
Its only defect : a lot of moth holes on the entire jacket and some little stains,please see photos.
The knickers are entirely lined with a cotton fabric.They are also moth-eaten by place.
The gorgeous belt is emerald green satin, with gold metallic fringes at each end.
It measures 2,15 yards x 9,5 inches ( 1,97m x 24cm )
The jacket is about 26 inches (66cm) from collar to tail and 14 inches (35cm) in front.Sleeves length is 15 inches (38cm) and shoulder to shoulder about 10 inches (25cm).
The knickers are 19 inches (48cm) high and 22 inches (56cm) for the waist size.
It’s really a rare and beautiful piece perfect for costume collection display.
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