Category Archives: 18th Century

Costume and Fashion History during the 18th Century. Clothing of the Late Baroque, Rococo, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Rose Bertin Minister of Fashion at the court of Marie Antoinette. The French Revolution fashion period of Incroyables and Merveilleuses. The Georgians and Regency period.

18th century rococo style shoe of Lilias.

18th century rococo style shoe. Vintage High Heels. Boho style.

Shoe of Lilias, daughter of the 12th Earl of Eglinton

18th century rococo style shoe of Lilias.

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18th century rococo shoe fashion of Mrs Woodcock.

18th century rococo shoe fashion. Vintage High Heels. Boho style.

Mrs Woodcock’s Shoe

18th century rococo shoe fashion.

PLATE IV.

THIS shoe belonged to Anna Frances (1717-1800), wife of Walter Woodcock (1710-1794), and daughter of William Lea (1677-1741), of Halesowen Grange, Shropshire, by Frances, his wife, grand-daughter of Edward Ward, Lord Dudley, and Frances his wife, daughter of Sir William Brereton, Bart. Mrs Woodcock was consequently great-grand-daughter of Frances, Lady Dudley, and lived in the beginning of the last century. The stuff of which the shoe is composed is fine-spotted silk brocade of a yellowish colour, and ornamented with a pattern of pale blue silk embroidery above the toe. The shoe was worn with a buckle, has a small heel and round pointed toe.

Gallery: Ladies’ old-fashioned shoes by T. Watson Greig 1885.

18th century rococo shoe of Countess of Portsmouth

18th century Rococo shoe of Countess of Portsmouth. Vintage High Heels. Boho style.

Countess of Portsmouth’s Shoe

Rococo shoe of Countess of Portsmouth

PLATE III.

GRACE, only daughter of Fletcher Norton (23 June 1716 – 1 January 1789), Speaker of the House of Commons, and afterwards created Lord Grantley, married John Charles, Earl of Portsmouth. The shoe was found amongst the effects of the late Lady Menzies of Menzies, who had received it from her aunt, and was worn by the Countess of Portsmouth with fancy dress. It is made of pale silk striped with blue, and is richly embroidered in steel. The form and style is apparently that of the last century (18th century).
The inside is beautifully finished, being lined with pale pink silk and white kid; while a welt of the latter, extending in height about half an inch from the sole upwards, and in length from instep to toe, thus prevented any danger of the splitting of the material of which the shoe was made. This practice has now, for some reason or other, become impossible to the modern shoemaker. The heel is very large, and the toe pointed.

Gallery: Ladies’ old-fashioned shoes by T. Watson Greig 1885.

Our goddesses of the Year VIII., (1799).

French Empire Costumes. Regency Fashion. France Revolution uniform. Octave Uzanne. Eugène Gaujèan. Albert Lynch

Our goddesses of the Year VIII., (1799)

Our goddesses of the Year VIII., (1799). Regency – Directoire fashion.

Nos déesses de l’an VIII. From the Book: The Frenchwoman of the century; Fashions – Manners – Usages, by Octave Uzanne. Illustrations in water colours by Albert Lynch. Engraved in colours by Eugène Gaujean.

Incroyable with bicorne hat.

French revolution costumes. France Directory fashion. Incroyables. Merveilleuses.

French revolution costumes. The mysterious conversations.

The mysterious conversations. France Directory costumes c. 1790.

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Costumes of a legislator. Representatives of the Directorate.

Costumes of a legislator. The French people’s representatives of the Directorate.

Costumes of a legislator, designed by Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825, for: Projet de costume civique – Habit de législateur. Le représentant du peuple François en function. Engraver Vivant Denon 1747-1825.

Parures. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792-1799.

French Revolution costumes. Merveilleuses. Jewelry Neoclassicism. Neoclassical fashion.

Jewelry. Parures.

Jewelry. French Revolution 1792 to 1799.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792 – 1799. Parures – Planche 12.
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Chaussures. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792-1799.

French Revolution costumes. Shoes. Merveilleuses. Neoclassicism. Neoclassical fashion.

Shoes. Chaussures.

Shoes. French Revolution 1792 to 1799.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792 – 1799. Chaussures – Planche 11.
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Étoffes. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792-1799.

French Revolution costumes. Merveilleuses. Neoclassicism. Neoclassical fashion.

Fabrics. Étoffes

Fabrics. French Revolution 1792 to 1799.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792 – 1799. Étoffes – Planche 10.
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Broderies. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792-1799.

French Revolution costumes. Embroidery. Merveilleuses. Neoclassicism. Neoclassical fashion.

Embroidery. Broderies.

Broderies. French Revolution 1792 to 1799.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792 – 1799. Broderies – Planche 9.
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Manches. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792-1799.

French Revolution costumes. Merveilleuses. Neoclassicism. Neoclassical fashion.

Sleeves. Manches.

Sleeves. French Revolution 1792 to 1799.

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792 – 1799. Manches – Planche 8.
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