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.

Princess Lamballe. Tragedy of the French Revolution.

Princess, Lamballe, French Revolution,
Marie Therese Louise Lamballe, of Savoy, Princess of Carignan (1749 – 1792).

Historic tragedies have their lessons of instruction to after-generations; they tell their sad tales of sorrow and anguish, which make ears tingle and hearts weep in sympathy. They form graphic chapters in the history of our common humanity, however much we may reluctate to own the relationship. The mind almost refuses to believe that the dreadful scenes and tragedies of the French Revolution, so forcibly styled “the Reign of Terror,” occurred in Imperial Paris, the gorgeous capital of France, and the most fashionable emporium of the present modern world, and within the recollection of many persons now living, even among our friends and neighbors.

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Chevalier Charles d’Éon de Beaumont.

Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont

Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont. Chevalier d’Eon 1792. Painting by Thomas Stewart after Jean-Laurent Mosnier.

Chevalier Charles d’Éon.

Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France.
He remained famous for his pronounced taste for transvestis, because he lived large parts of his life as a woman and had a lifelong reputation as an excellent fencer.

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THE PARISIAN LADY. FEMME COMME IL FAUT. By Honoré de Balzac

La Mode, Journal, Dames, Modes, Capote, Robe, Coiffure, Romantic, fashion

La Mode 1840. Capote de Me. Seguin. Fleurs de Fauconniers, Gants Mayer, Chale de mousseline brodie. Robe de Mll. Moismont, Causeuse de Maigret, Jardienére russe expédieé par la maison de Commission Lassalle.

THE PARISIAN LADY. FEMME COMME IL FAUT.

By Honoré de Balzac, 1840.
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Robe d’après-midi de Georges Dœuillet

Georges, Dœuillet, Robe, Fashion, history, Gazette, Bon Ton, Art deco, midi

Les Soeurs de Lait. Foster sisters – Afternoon dress by Dœuillet

Les Soeurs de Lait – Robe d’après-midi de Georges Dœuillet

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Robe du soir, de Paul Poiret, 1920s.

Paul Poiret, Charles Martin, Robe, Gazette, Bon Ton, art deco, fashion history

Le Jardin de L’Infante

Le Jardin de L’Infante – Robe du soir, de Paul Poiret.

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Gallic Headdresses. Merovingian.

Headdresses, Gallic, Headdress, gaul, merovingian, fashion history

GAUL Plate 7. Gallic Headdresses.

Gallic Headdresses. Merovingian fashion era.

Part XII. – GAUL Plate 7.
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Salon de Musique of Queen Marie Antoinette

Salon de Musique, Marie Antoinette, France, Rococo, Furniture, 18th century

Salon de Musique

Salon de Musique of Queen Marie Antoinette, Palace of Fontainebleau, France.

Showing the following contemporary Louis XVI. furniture:

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Gallic fabrics and embroideries. Merovingian fashion.

gaul, ancient, Gallic fabrics, merovingian,embroideries, fashion, history, Paul-Louis de Giafferri

Fabrics and embroideries. The comfortable costumes of the Gauls.

Gallic fabrics and embroideries.

Gaul Plate 8.
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Gilt State Bed of Queen Marie Antoinette

Queen, Marie Antoinette, Gilt State Bed, Rococo, furniture, Philippe de Lassale, Fontainebleau

Gilt State Bed of Queen Marie Antoinette

Gilt State Bed of Queen Marie Antoinette

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Ancient Gallic Footwear. Merovingian fashion history

Ancient, merovingian, footwear, fashion, history, Paul-Louis de Giafferri

Gallic Footwear.

Gallic Footwear.

Gaul Plate 9.
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Empire Fashion and Hairstyles from 1800 to 1810.

Empire, Hairstyles, Fashion, Roger Peyre, Napoléon Ier

Fashion and Hairstyles from 1800 to 1810.

Empire Fashion and Hairstyles from 1800 to 1810.

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