Three justaucorps

for the Leopold Mozart Museum

Period: around 1735, 1750 and 1765

To mark the 300th anniversary of Leopold Mozart's birth in 2019, these three Justaucorps, 18th-century men's suits, were commissioned by the Leopold Mozart Museum in Augsburg.
The exhibition concept envisages using these rococo suits and the figurines developed by our company to illustrate Leopold's development and make it tangible to the senses.

The first suit from the first half of the 18th century is made of brown-grey woollen fabric and shows the poor background of his parents' house in Augsburg. We had the suit patinated, it has been patched in several places, the fabric is artificially worn and it is deliberately ill-fitting.

The second suit from the middle of the 18th century is made of black woollen cloth and represents the time when Leopold worked as an employee of the archbishop in Salzburg. This livery is one size fits all and is also deliberately ill-fitting.

The third Justaucorps shows Leopold as a cosmopolitan. He also achieved fame and renown thanks to his son Wolfgang Amadeus. The design is based on the painting by Pietro Antonio Lorenzoni from 1765. We chose heavy silk atlas for the realisation and had it embroidered by hand.

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