Category Archives: French Ancien Régime fashion

Cinq Mars and De Thou led to Execution.

French Romantics. Alfred de Vigny. Louis XIV fashion costumes.

Cinq Mars and De Thou led to Execution.

Cinq Mars and De Thou led to Execution.

HENRY D’EFFIAT, marquis de Cinq Mars, was a member of a noble French family. Born in 1620, he was made grand equerry of France when only nineteen. For some time he was a royal favorite, but Richelieu took a dislike to the young man and employed means for his downfall. He was accused of conspiring against Louis XIII., and, with his friend De Thou, was executed in 1642. Continue reading

Marie Mancini mistress of the French King Louis XIV.

Marie Mancini, mistress,Louis XIV, 18th century fashion

Marie Mancini (1639 -1715)

Marie Mancini mistress of the French King Louis XIV.

Marie Mancini (1639 -1715) was one of the Mazarinettes and mistress of the French King Louis XIV.

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Jeune Dame vêtue d’une Robe à la Circassienne 1775

Robe à la Circassienne. Rococo fashion history. 18th century costumes.

Jeune Dame vêtue d’une Robe à la Circassienne 1775

Jeune Dame vêtue d’une Robe à la Circassienne 1775.

Jeune Dame vêtue d’une Robe à la Circassienne bordée de bandes en platitudes peintes, dans le plus nouveau goût; Coiffure ordinaire furmonté d’un Turban à la Moresque garni de plumes.

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The Reign of Louis XV. 1715 to 1774.

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French king, Louis XV, Louis le bien aimé. Rococo, 18th century clothing.

Louis XV (1710 – 1774) King of France and Navarre (Louis le bien aimé)

Fashion in the Reign of Louis XV. 1715 to 1774.

The Regency — War is declared against paniers — The Oratorian Duguet — Opinion of the “Journal de Verdun” — Various publications against paniers — Lines by Voltaire — Whale-fishery company — Paragraph from the “Journal de Barbier” — Mmes. Jaucourt, De Seine, Dlisle, Clairon, and Hus — Lines in praise of corsets — New bodices — Coloured prints are forbidden — “Perses” or “Persiennes” — Bagnolette – Adjuncts of dress: necklaces, ridicules, and poupottes—Contents of a patch-box — A sermon by Massillon – Les mouches de Massillon, or Massillon’s patches — Filles de Mode, Fashion-girls — Some passing fashions—Powder remains in fashion — “Monte-au-ciel” — Simply made gowns — The first cachemire.
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Reigns of Henri IV. and Louis XIII.

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Baroque fashion history, 16th century costumes. court dresses

REIGNS OF HENRI IV. AND LOUIS XIII 15S9 TO 1643.

Fashion in the Reigns of Henri IV. and Louis XIII. 1589 to 1643.

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Universal mourning on the death of the Guises; intolerance of showy dress — Vertugadins, “espoitrement,” “corps espagnole” — Diversity of colours — The pearls, jewels, and diamonds belonging to Gabrielle d’Estrees and to the queen — Dress of Marguerite de France — Low-cut bodices — Head-dresses of hair — Various styles — Venetian slippers — Edicts of Louis XII. — Caricatures: “Pompe funèbre de la Mode” — Words and fashions — Ribbons or “galants” — Dress of widows — “Demi-ceint” girdles — Gloves of all sorts – Patches — Masks; their use — “Cache-laid” — The Frondeuses — Mme. de Longueville. Continue reading