French Musketeer costumes of the French Guard.
Second third of the XVII. Century.
French Officer of the Palace Guard, Infantry Officer in the reign of King Louis XIV. (1643-1715).
Nobleman and Officer. Ancien Régime Musketeer. Second third of the XVII. Century.
French Ancien Régime costume fashion in the reign of King Louis XIV. (1643-1715).
Skirt with cuffs, Rhinegrave pants, jabot, allonge wig and a wide hat. Baroque period.
On the history of costumes. Münchener Bilderbogen. Edited by Braun and Schneider 1860.
French rococo costumes. “La Toilette” by François Bouche, 1742.
The famous painting, “La Toilette”, in 1742 by François Boucher (1703 – 1770) shows an intimate scene from everyday life of the rococo in exceptional detail.
A young aristocratic lady dresses with the help of her maid. The whole scene is painted in the style of a photographic snapshot and renounces representative stylization.
Costume Illustration of a woman with a wide-brimmed hat with feathers. Caraco of green silk brocade with gold decorative buttons and lace ruffles.
From the book: Costumes historiques pour travestissements par Paul Gavarni (Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier 1804-1866)
REIGN OF LOUIS XVI., 1780 to 1789.
Table of content
Peasant dress is universal – “Fashion “à la Marlborough”- Caps – Bonnets – Mdlles. Fredin and Quentin – Ruches – Low bodices; “postiches” – Costume of Contat · Suzanne – Fashions “à la Figaro” – Literature and politics signified in dress; the Princess de Monaco’s pouf – Pouf “à la circonstance;” the “inoculation” pouf – The “innocence made manifest” caraco – The “harpy “costume – Coats, cravats, and waistcoats, Sailor jackets and” pierrots” – Déshabilles; “the lying fichu” – Etiquette in dress Seasonable costumes – The queen’s card·table – State of trade in Paris, circa 1787 – “Pinceauteuses,” or female colorers.
The influence of Marie Antoinette on fashion.
The Reign of Louis XVI. 1774 to 1780.
France in 1786, the evolution of modern feminine fashion.
Paris à l’Anglaise.
Table of content
Rose Bertin, the Court dressmaker – Fashions in Paris à l’Anglaise – Gauze handkerchiefs round the neck – Hair-dressing – Excessive use of feathers in the hair – At Versailles a forest of feathers – Extravagant cost of feathers for hats
“Fashion is the great governor of this world. It presides not only in matters of dress and amusement, but in law, physic, politics, religion, and all other things of the gravest kind. Indeed, the wisest of men would be puzzled to give any better reason why particular
forms in all these have been at certain times universally received,and at other times universally rejected, than that they were in or out of fashion.”
Fashion in Paris and London, 1780 to 1788.
LEGHORN CHIPS – THE ABOLITION OF THE HEAD-DRESS – THE CAUSES THAT BROUGHT IT – HAIR RESTORED TO ITS NATURAL STATE – HATS WITH IMMENSE BRIMS – THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE HEAD-DRESS – THE ORIGIN OF THE HOOPED SKIRT – THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE HOOPED SKIRT
The Salons of Paris in the 18th century, 1786-1789.
Fashion before the French Revolution.