Category Archives: France

FRENCH FASHION HISTORY. Costume and fashion plates with descriptions between middle Ages, Directory, Regency, Empire and so called Flapper. Vintage Haute couture costumes.

Head-dresses at the beginning of the 16th century

Anne of Bretagne, Claude de France, Headdress, 15th century, Henry Shaw, middle ages, fashion

Anne of Bretagne, Claude de France?

Head-dresses of the ladies of the fifteenth century

Initial Letter, Pliny. 15th century. Middle ages, manuscript.

L- Initial Letter

ELEGANCE and gracefulness, which had seldom exhibited themselves in the horned and peaked head-dresses of the ladies of the fifteenth century, began again to show themselves in the various headdresses of the beginning of the sixteenth. This was more especially visible in France, which country, then as now, took the lead in the fashions of dress.

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Algeria Officer of the 9th regiment of horse hunters.

Military uniform, France, Officer, cavalry, horse hunters, Algeria, Tunisia, Oran,

Algeria Officer of the 9th regiment of horse hunters.

Algeria Officer of the 9th regiment of horse hunters.

(Oran 1881)

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The Burial of Atala. Francois Auguste Chateaubriand.

Atala. Francois Auguste Chateaubriand, Romantic novel, Romanticism fashion

The Burial of Atala.

The Burial of Atala.

Francois Auguste Chateaubriand’s “Atala.”

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Ensembles of Bernard & Cie and Ardanse.

Bernard & Cie, Ardanse, haute couture, france, art-deco fashion

Left: Ardanse. Right: Bernard & Cie

Ensembles of Bernard & Cie and Ardanse.

Page of the fashion magazine Art-Goût-Beauté (1920-1933).

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Création Chanel. Dress worn by Princess Dimitri.

Chanel, Dress, haute couture, vintage, art-deco

Création Chanel 1932. Dress for afternoon-evening.

Création Chanel 1932

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Robe à la Diane. 18ème siècle la mode rococo.

Robe Diane, Rococo gown, 18th century fashion, costue

Jolie Femme vêtu d’une Robe d’un nouveau gout dit à la Diane.

Robe à la Diane.

18ème siècle la mode rococo.

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The Frankish dominions in Merovingian times.

Merovingian. Historical atlas. Frankish dominions. French History, Middle ages Map

The Frankish dominions in Merovingian times (486-768).

The Frankish dominions in Merovingian times (486-768).

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Clovis. The Merovingian Dynasty.

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Clovis, Merovingian King, Franks, Salian, French history, Rex

Clovis I. (466-511) also Chlodowech Latin: Chlodovechus; Frankish: Hlōdowig; German: Chlodwig I.; French and English: Clovis; was a Franconian king or rex from the Merovingian dynasty.

CLOVIS I. KING OF THE FRANKS.

Baptism, King Clovis, Merovingian, middle ages

Baptême du fort Roi Clovis. Fragment d’une des Toiles peintes (XVe Siècle) de la ville de Reims. Baptism of King Clovis. Fragment of one of the Tapestries (15th Century) of the town of Rheims.

FOR the preservation of this statue, and the one supposed to represent Clotilda the queen of Clovis, we are indebted to the zeal of Alexandre Lenoir, who placed them in his museum of national antiquities. They formerly stood, with four others, at the portal of the ancient church of Notre Dame at Corbeil, a town about twenty miles to the south-east of Paris. But their companions perished with the church they embellished, and these figures, the only remains of its former magnificence, have been transferred from the museum to be placed at the entrance to the vaults of the magnificent church of St. Denis, the resting place of the long line of sovereigns of whose power Clovis laid the foundation.

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Fan design 18th century. Watteau style.

Fan design, rococo. 18th century, Watteau, Ivory, Antique

Abanico de marfil en forma de baraja.

Fan design 18th century. Watteau style.

Subject Watteau style: a party in a palace, where they dance Pierrot and Colombine.

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Woman of nobility. Time of Louis XV.

Nobility. Rococo Costume. louis XV. 18th century fashion

Woman of nobility. (1730)

Woman of nobility. Fashion at the time of Louis XV.

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