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
Our goddesses of the Year VIII., (1799). Regency – Directoire fashion.
Nos déesses de l’an VIII. From the Book: The Frenchwoman of the century; Fashions – Manners – Usages, by Octave Uzanne. Illustrations in water colours by Albert Lynch. Engraved in colours by Eugène Gaujean.
Headdress, Hairdressing. French Revolution 1792 to 1799.
L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792 – 1799. Coiffures – Planche 4. Continue reading →
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