more on that red ribbon



Thanks to Harry in the costume shop at Yale, we have some more of those red lapel ribbons! Ingres was our source, and we believe they are Legion of Honor medals, and at least on some of them, the ribbon is pulled through the button-hole on the coat.

Extra bonus – Yves Saint Laurent must have looked at the same research for one of the jackets in his “Le Smoking” collection sometime in the 1980’s!

1813_poJacques Marquet_Ingres copy jean-auguste-dominique-ingres-portrait-of-charles-cordier copy 1810_Ingres_Charles-Marie-Jean-Baptiste-Marcotte copy  photo