Category Archives: Directoire

Coiffure 1er Republique. Madame Roland 1792.

Madame Roland, revolution, costume, history,French, directory, hairstyle, Historical hairdos, France, Merveilleuse, fashion,

Coiffure 1er Republique

Coiffure 1er Republique. Madame Roland.

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Charlotte Corday. Coiffure 1er Republique.

Charlotte Corday. French Revolution hairstyle. Historical hairdos. Directory fashion.

Coiffure 1er Republique

Charlotte Corday 1768-1793.

Coiffure 1er Republique.

Charlotte Corday. Première République française. „Album de coiffures histories“ by E. Nissy. Published 1890 by Albert Brunet. Hairstyle during the French revolution. Charlotte Corday was a French aristocrat during the French Revolution gained by the assassination of radical journalist and politician Jean Paul Marat.

Assassination. Jean Paul Marat. Charlotte Corday. French revolution.

Assassination of Jean Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday

Source: Historic hairstyles. „Album de coiffures histories“ by E. Nissy.

 Louis XIV. , Louis XV. , Louis XVI., Baroque, Rococo, Directoire, French Revolution, Regency, Empire, Restoration or Romanticism fashion era. German Biedermeier.


  1. The French Fashion History.
  2. Reign of Louis XIV. 1643 to 1715
  3. The Reign of Louis XV. 1715 to 1774.
  4. Reign of Louis XVI. 1780 to 1789.
  5. The French Republic 1789 to 1802.
  6. Timeline of the French Revolution 1789 – 1799.
  7. Les Modes sous la revolution 1792-1799 by Paul Louis Victor de Giafferri.
  8. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. France empire.
  9. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. Restoration,  Romanticism
  10. Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Victorian era. Romanticism fashion.
  11. The Second Republic. 1848 -1851. Victorian era. “Second Rococo”.
  12. The use of the Corset in the reign of Louis XVI.
  13. Ladies hat styles from 1776-1790 by Rose Bertin.
  14. Fashion under the  French revolution 1789 to 1802.
  15. Paris fashion 1793 to 1795. French revolution.
  16. The Execution of the King Louis XVI.
  17. The Execution of Marie-Antoinette.
  18. The Incroyables and Muscadins. The French directory dandies.
  19. Les Incroyables et Merveilleuses. “The Directoire Style” between 1795–1804.
  20. Nymphs and Merveilleuses. By Octave Uzanne.
  21. Fashion in Paris after the Revolution. By Octave Uzanne. 1796-1800.
  22. Portraits by people during the French Revolution
  23. The Gallery of Fashion. by Nikolaus von Heideloff, London.
  24. Comparison of the French and English modes. 1808 to 1815
  25. The Salon of Madame Récamier during the French Revolution.
  26. The Salons of Paris before the French Revolution.
  27. Caraco a´la francaise in 1786.
  28. The Evolution of Modern Feminine Fashion 1786.
  29. Fashion in Paris and London, 1780 to 1788.
  30. Historic hairstyles from Ancient times to the Empire.
Manteaux. Les modes sous Louis XV. La mode du rococo.
Rococo coats fashion. Louis XV fashion history from 1715 to 1774. L’histoire du costume fémini... Read more
1715 • 1720 • 1770 • 1774 • 18th Century • Court dress • France • French Ancien Régime fashion • French fashion history • Nobility • Rococo
Baroque fashion • Paul Louis de Giafferri • Rococo fashion
Chaussures. Les modes sous Louis XVI. La mode du rococo.
Shoes. Fashion under Louis XVI., 1774 to 1789 (Late baroque, rococo fashion era) L’histoire du... Read more
1774 • 1789 • 18th Century • Accessoires • France • French Ancien Régime fashion • French fashion history • Rococo • Shoes
Paul Louis de Giafferri • Rococo fashion
Rococo shoe buckles, 18th century.
Rococo shoe buckles, Shoe design 18th century. Original design plate of the French Encyclopédie... Read more
1750 • 18th Century • France • Shoes
Rococo fashion
Sergeant from Contingent Schaffhausen
Conrad Ermatinger sergeant from Contingent Schaffhausen. Conrad Ermatinger Feld Weybel vom Contin... Read more
1792 • 1793 • 1794 • 18th Century • Military • Switzerland
Canton of Schaffhausen • Costumes militaires des cantons de la Suisse
Benedictine nuns costumes. Monastic clothing.
Monastic clothing. Ordo Sancti Benedicti, OSB. Nuns of Benedictine in the 18th century. The Bened... Read more
1780 • 18th Century • Ecclesiastical • Headdresses
Ecclesiastical Dress • Monastic clothing
Russian robe and bonnet, Armenian turban. The Gallery of Fashion.
Russian robe and bonnet. Armenian turban. The Gallery of Fashion Vol. 2. Published by Nikolaus vo... Read more
1796 • 18th Century • England • Gallery of Fashion • Georgian period • Regency period
England Georgian Era Fashion • Neoclassical dresses • Nikolaus von Heideloff • Regency period
Gauntlets and gloves. Tudor 16th century.
Gauntlets and gloves. England 16th century. Tudor fashion era. Left: England second half of 16... Read more
1560 • 16th Century • 1710 • 18th Century • Accessoires • Embroidery • England • Renaissance • Tudor
Embroidery designs • Renaissance fashion era • Tudor period

England court dress July 1794. The Gallery of Fashion.

England court dress. Heideloff Gallery of Fashion. England Georgian period. Regency costumes. Jane Austen clothing.

Court dress, July 1794

England court dress July 1794. The Gallery of Fashion.

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Juliette Récamier. Coiffure 1st Empire.

Empire, Coiffure, Juliette Récamier, hairstyle, French, Historical, hairdos, France, revolution, fashion

Coiffure 1er Empire

Juliette Récamier 1777-1849.

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The Gallery of Fashion April 1796. England Evening Dresses.

England Regency fashion. Georgian period clothing. Jane Austen Costumes. Directoire style, Neoclassical dresses

Evening dresses, April 1796.

The Gallery of Fashion April 1796. England Evening Dresses.


Turban of white satin; bandeau embroidered in silver; diamond pin, and black velvet loop, trimmed with diamonds in the front; the hair intermixed with the turban; the hind hair turned up plain and short; three white ostrich feathers placed in the front. White satin petticoat, the bottom embroidered in gold; short petticoat of white crape, the bottom of it also embroidered in gold. Body of purple velvet, buttoned in the front with one large and two small diamonds; diamond clasp upon the shoulder.
White crape full sleeves with puckered cuffs, bound with gold; upper bracelets and girdle of black velvet, set with diamonds. Diamond necklace and ear-rings. White and gold shoes.


Chiffonet of white crape with gold spangles; the hair combed straight round the face; the hind hair turned up plain and short, the ends in ringlets, intermixed with the chiffonet; broad gold slider. Gold bandeau. Long string of pearls with a large tassel, crossed upon the chiffonet. Two white ostrich feathers. Petticoat of white lawn richly embroidered at the bottom. Body of rose-coloured satin, tied upon the shoulder with a white satin riband with silver spangles. White satin long sleeves, trimmed with blonde, and a small gold chain and button; short full upper sleeves of lawn spangled in silver, crossed and fastened also with a large gold chain and button. Large gold chain round the waist. Gold ear-rings and gold festoon necklace. White shoes crossed with gold.

Gallery of Fashion Vol. 3, 1795-1796. Published by Nicolaus Wilhelm von Heideloff, London.

England Morning Dress, April 1796.

Jane Austen regency costumes. England Georgian Vintage Fashion

Morning Dress April 1796

England Morning Dress, April 1796.


The front hair combed straight upon the forehead, the hind hair turned up plain and short. Bonnet of white satin, in the form of a turban, trimmed with coquelicot-coloured satin riband, and with plumes de coq of the same colour. Round gown of muslin embroidered in blue; spencer cape; short sleeves, and short upper sleeves of plain muslin, trimmed with edgings. Chemise tucker. Black cloak, trimmed with broad lace. Red morocco shoes with high white heels. Fur muff.

Gallery of Fashion Vol. 3, 1795-1796. Published by Nicolaus Wilhelm von Heideloff, London.

The Days of the Directoire. Costumes under the French Revolution.

French directory, Directoire fashion. France Revolution costumes.

Public audience by the Directory


Table of Content:

Costume under the Revolution; Versailles no longer the arbiter of the mode – Anglomania, “Anticomania,” Rousseau, and a “return to Nature ” – Blonde perukes – Dresses à la Flore, à la Diane, etc. – The classical cothurnus; the “balantine ” – Pink silk tights and gauze veiled nudities – Impossibles and Incroyables; masculine dress à la Anglaise – Official costumes of National Representatives and of Directors – Barras’ little joke – A lady on contemporary fashions in Paris. Continue reading

French Directory fashion in Paris after the Revolution 1796-1800.


French Directory fashion. merveilleuses costumes. Directoire, Octave Uzanne. Albert Lynch

Three “Merveilleuses” walk through the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris.

French Directory fashion in Paris after the Revolution 1796-1800.


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Incroyable and Merveilleuse. French revolution dresses

Incroyable and Merveilleuse costumes. French revolution dresses. Modes Parisiennes (1795) by Horace Vernet.

Modes Parisiennes (1795) by Horace Vernet.

French revolution dresses. Incroyable and Merveilleuse.

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Fashion history. The French Republic.


Fashion history. The French Republic. Revolution. Historical clothing

Costumes of The French Republic 1789 to 1804.

Fashion history. The French Republic 1789 to 1802.

Revolution, Directoire

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The Salon of Madame Récamier. French revolution fashion at Paris in 1794.


French Merveilleuse. Juliette Récamier. Revolution costumes. France Directory fashion

Juliette Récamier 1777-1849

Although one includes the name of Madame Récamier amongst those who have always been associated with the Merveilleuses, she is scarcely to be classed as being merely one of the leaders of fashion and beauty, for she had talent and force of character which placed her high above her surroundings, and her name will be still remembered when those of so many others of the time have been long forgotten.

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