It's a kind of red-orange color

The Financial Times just posted an article by fashion historian Hilary Davidson, author of the upcoming book Jane Austen's Wardrobe. According to both the article and Davidson's book's official description, "Jane Austen has all too often been accused of dowdiness in her appearance." To which I say... she has? I mean, inasmuch as we have a mental image of Jane Austen, she's been played on screen by people like Anne Hathaway, who is hardly the person I think of when it comes to dowdiness. Still, Davidson offers an interesting glimpse of the role fashion played in Austen's life, as well as the helpful definition of the word "Coquelicot", which I have long meant to look up.
Posted by: Julianka


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