Category Archives: Directoire

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

French directory, Directoire fashion. France Revolution costumes.

Public audience by the Directory


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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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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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