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.

The Sun King in theater costume.

French Sun King. Louis XIV. Baroque fashion. theater costume

Louis XIV in theater costume 1700.

The Sun King in theater costume 1700.

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Directoire costumes Paris, 1798.

Directoire costumes. Costumes imités de l'antique.

Directoire costumes imités de l’antique.

Directoire costumes imitated from the antique. Paris, 1798.

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Empire fashion and headgear 1800 to 1810.

Empire fashion. headgear.

Empire fashion and headgear 1800 to 1810.

Empire fashion and headgear from 1800 to 1810.
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French lady costume in the 17th century

French lady costume. Baroque fashion. 17th century clothing. Achille Devéria.

French lady costume in the 17th century

French lady costume in the 17th century.

Dame Francaise. XVIIe siècle.
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Renee de Rieux, demoiselle de Châteauneuf.

Renee de Rieux, demoiselle de Châteauneuf. French lady costume. Henry III. Renaissance style. 16th century fashion.

Renee de Rieux, demoiselle de Châteauneuf.

Renee de Rieux, demoiselle de Châteauneuf.

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Dame Romaine. Renaissance fashion.

Dame Romaine. Suit. Renaissance style. 16th century fashion.

Dame Romaine

Dame Romaine (Nouvelle mairee 1581)

Renaissance style in the 16th century.
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Civil suit in the time of Louis XIII.

Civil suit. Baroque fashion. Louis XIII. 17th century costume.

Civil suit in the time of Louis XIII. 17th century

Civil suit in the time of Louis XIII.

Costume civil du temps de Louis XIII. XVIIe siècle.

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Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry.

Henry IV at the battle of Ivry. 14 March 1590. Huguenot. Wars of Religion. Renaissance costume history. Military Uniform 16th century

Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry: “Stand with my white plume”. March 14, 1590.

Henry IV at the Battle of Ivry.

King Henry IV indicating its white plume at the Battle of Ivry on March 14, 1590.  “Stand with my white plume”. Henri IV à la bataille d’Ivry: “Ralliez-vous à mon panache blanc”

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The king’s guard. Chevau-légers.

Chevau-légers. 16th century military. Renaissance soldier. French Cavalry uniform

Chevau-légers. Light horsemen. 1560 to 1600. The custody of King Henry IV. Sergeant in armor.

Chevau-légers. The Guard troops of the Ancien Régime.

The king’s guard. Sergeant in armor. 1560 to 1600.

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Gendarme of France in 16th century.

French Gendarme. Baroque military uniform. 16th century. children of honor. First company.

A Gendarme in 1593. Gendarme of the first company of children of honor in 1596.

Gendarme of France in 16th century. Baroque fashion.

A Gendarme in 1593. Gendarme of the first company of children of honor in 1596.
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