Category Archives: Ancien Régime

Ancien Régime. Early modernity all over Europe before the French Revolution of 1789, a term representative for absolutism.

Baroque coiffure of Elisabeth de France. Historical hairstyles.

Baroque coiffure. Elisabeth de France. 17th century fashion. Spanish queen. Isabel de Borbón y Médici

Coiffure Elisabeth de France. Élisabeth de Bourbon or Isabel de Borbón y Médicis

Baroque coiffure of Elisabeth de France.

Élisabeth de Bourbon (Spanish Isabel de Borbón y Médicis; 1602-1644) was a princess of France and the first woman of the Hapsburg Philip IV 1621-1644 Queen of Spain and 1621 to 1640 queen of Portugal. Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of Henry IV. Of France and his second wife, Maria de ‘Medici. As the oldest princess, she received the traditional honorary title Madame Royale at court. In her new home Élisabeth was designated the Spanish form of her name, Isabel,. Her brother Louis XIII. should be see never again. She is considered as great patron of the Spanish literature in its golden age.

From the book: “Album de coiffures histories“ by E. Nissy. Published 1890 by Albert Brunet.

Gallery of “Album de coiffures histories“

Associated to:

  1. Reigns of Henri IV. and Louis XIII. 1589 to 1643.
  2. Reign of Louis XIV. 1643 to 1715
  3. Reign of Louis XV. 1715 to 1774.
  4. The Corset and the Crinolin.
  5. Italian Lace History. Reference List of Italian Laces.
  6. On the history of costumes. From Ancient to the 19th century

Costume French Baroque Period 17th century.

Baroque costume. Justaucorps. Allonge wig, Rheingraf pants. French Ancien Régime fashion

Venetian nobleman 1675

 Costume French Baroque Period 17th century.

Venetian nobleman in the second half of the 17th century in French fashion. The main feature is the Justaucorps that Allonge wig and Rheingraf pants. French Baroque Period fashion in the reign of Louis XIV.

French Nobleman and Officer, Ancien Régime Musketeer

French Musketeer costumes. King Louis XIV. fashion. French baroque costumes.

Nobleman and Officer 1680

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.

“La Toilette” by François Bouche, 1742.

French rococo costumes. Style and Dresses in France during the Baroque and Rococo period.

“La Toilette” by François Bouche, 1742 .

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.

Caraco à la anglaise. Modes de Paris, 1787.

Caraco a la anglaise. Rococo costumes. Modes de Paris.18th century fashion.

Caraco à la anglaise. Modes de Paris, 1787.

Caraco à la anglaise. Modes de Paris, 1787.

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)

Associated to:

  1. Fashion in the Reign of Louis XV. 1715 to 1774
  2. Fashion in Reign of Louis XVI. 1774 to 1780.
  3. The Evolution of Modern Feminine Fashion 1786.
  4. Fashion History France