Incroyable and Merveilleuses at the Promenade by F. H. Kaemmerer
Fashion under the French Revolution & Directoire Period 1789 to 1802.
Table of content.
1789 Fashion in Paris before the taking of the Bastille – Mademoiselle Berthin – 1791 Fashion under the French Revolution – 1794 Fashion reverts to the Greek and Roman period – Disappearance of Louis XVI costumes – Paleness in vogue – Beauties à la Psyche – Varieties of hair-dressing at the commencement of the Directoire – Perruques came into fashion – The painter David, the revolutionary painter apostate – Debate on reformation costume – The Cothurn – The “Merveilleuses” – Greek robes – Roman dresses – Copé, the noted shoemaker
1, Chapeau de Sparterie. 2, Chapeau de Marcelline. 3, Chapeau de Paille cousue. 4, Colerette et Pélerine. 5, Coiffures en Cheveux Kisses. Chapeau de Taffetas orné de Rubans de Paille. 7, Chapeau de Rubans. 8, Soulier couvert.
Journal des dames et des modes. Costumes parisien 1804. France First Empire fashion, England Georgian, Regency fashion era.
Related: England Georgian Regency, France Directoire, First Empire, Neo Classical.
Premier Empire term for the period 1804 to 1814 and 1815 in the history of France. The monarchy initiated the slow liberalization of Europe and the end of absolutism. The 1820s were the transition from the classically styled Regency and Empire style of 1795-1820. Length skirts and clearly visible corseting the natural waistline were the formative style elements of this years.
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