Rafael Rodriguez Girona, aka “Erregiro“, is a talented artist and photographer from Spain. His latest Blythe custom, “Lady Coco”, takes us into the middle of the 18th century, to the court of Versailles under the era of Marie-Antoinette. Erregiro was inspired by the Rococo period and the artist women who were not as successful and known as Boucher, Watteau, Fragonard, although they had an undeniable talent. Melissa L. Hyde, Art History professor at the Univerity of Florida, is an expert in this topic.
The aesthetics of his bathing series is stunning, and is in line with eroticism in rococo panting.
Photo: “Diana Leaving Her Bath” from François Boucher, 1742, Louvre Museum.
Lady Coco in her outfit reminds me of the movie “Marie Antoinette” by Sofia Coppola.
Photo: “Marie Antoinette” by Sofia Coppola.
It also remembers the time when Rose Bertin, “the brains behind almost every new dress commissioned by the Queen”, was the first celebrated French fashion designer. “Dresses and hair became Marie Antoinette’s personal vehicles of expression”. And I found it fun to learn today through Wikipedia that Marie Antoinette was a doll fan as well! She “asked Bertin to dress up dolls in the latest fashions as gifts for her sisters and her mother. These dolls were called “Pandoras,” and were made of wax, wood or porcelain. There were small ones the size of a common toy doll, or large ones as big or half as big as a real person. They were in vogue until the appearance of fashion magazines.”
Once again, fashion and doll intersect;-)