Category Archives: France

FRENCH FASHION HISTORY. Costume and fashion plates with descriptions between middle Ages, Directory, Regency, Empire and so called Flapper. Vintage Haute couture costumes.

Costume de Dame de Cour sous le regne de Louis XVI

Costumes Français, Court Lady, Costume, fashion history, Louis XVI,

Costume de Dame de Cour sous le regne de Louis XVI, en esag’e pour les bals de la Reine en 1774, 1775 et 1776

Costume de Dame de Cour sous le regne de Louis XVI, 1779.

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Gallic cloaks. Merovingian. The comfortable costumes of the Gauls.

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Gallic cloaks.

Gallic cloaks.

GAUL Plate 4.
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Coiffure l’Ingénue, Coiffure en Hérisson a crochets 1785.

French, Coiffure, 18th century, Cabinet des Modes, rococo fashion history

Coiffure l’Ingénue, Coiffure en Hérisson a crochets

Coiffure l’Ingénue, Coiffure en Hérisson a crochets 1785.
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Agnès-Drecoll. Robe d’après-midi en crêpe de Chine noir.

Agnès-Drecoll, Art Deco, fashion history, costume, haute couture, France

Robe d’après-midi en crêpe de Chine noir, 1932.

Agnès-Drecoll.
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The European Grand Prix at the Circuit de Lyon 1924

Grand Prix, Georges Dœuillet, Jeanne Lanvin, Jean Patou, Premet, Art deco, Fashion history, 1920s, costumes

From left to right: Jeanne Lanvin, Jean Patou, Premet, Jeanne Lanvin, Premet, Jean Patou, Georges Dœuillet, Jeanne Lanvin, Premet

Le Grand Prix D’Europe au Circuit de Lyon.

The European Grand Prix at the Circuit de Lyon 1924
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Life on a castle. Ready to leave. 16th century.

CHATEAU, Breviary, Cardinal Grimani, 16th century, Miniature, middle ages, castle, life, costume, court, dress

VIE DU CHATEAU — DEPART POUR LA PROMENADE

Life on a castle. Ready to leave.

Chatelaine advances at the head of the procession. Mounted on a hatchet near by stands a page. On the right the lord dressed in green. Trumpet and bells lead the way. Miniature of the Breviary of Cardinal Grimani, attributed to Marciana Biblioteca of S.Marc, Venice. Fifteenth century.

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Proclamation of a tournament in the ages of chivalry.

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Proclamation of a tournament

PROCLAMATION OF A TOURNAMENT.

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French lady of rank. 15th century nobility costume.

French lady, middle ages, nobility, burgundian,fashion,medieval, hennin, costume

A FRENCH LADY OF RANK. 15th century.

A FRENCH LADY OF RANK. 15th century.

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Ecclesiastics of the cathedral of Chartres

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Ecclesiastics of the cathedral of Chartres.

FIGURES OF ECCLESIASTICS.
FROM THE SCULPTURES OF THE CATHEDRAL OF CHARTRES.

Initial letter, drop-cap, manuscript,12th century,middle ages,medieval, illumination,Henry Shaw

Initial letter C

CHARTRES is one of the most ancient and interesting towns in France. Popular traditions carry the date of the foundation of the city back to the times of the deluge; and it has been pretended by some of the old antiquaries that its splendid cathedral stands on the site of an ancient Druidical temple.

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