Court costumes. Nobility in France and Germany.

18th century fashion. Court costumes. Nobility in France and Germany.

Court costumes. France and Germany.

Nobility and court costumes.

Fashion in the first third of the 18th century in France and Germany.

Transition from Baroque to Rococo. Nobility and Court costumes.

Upper half of the picture: French Abbé and gentlewoman. Lord and Lady of the court of Louis XIV.
Lower half of the picture: German gentleman and lady. French gentleman and lady.

Source: On the history of costumes”. Munich pictures sheets. Published by Braun & Schneider, Munich c.1858 -1898s.

Related to: L’Histoire du Costume Féminin Français.

Par Paul Louis Victor de Giafferri.

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  1. Reigns of Henri IV. and Louis XIII. 1589 to 1643. Baroque Vertugadins, Low-cut bodices.
  2. Reign of Louis XIV. 1643 to 1715. Baroque Court luxury and pleasure.
  3. Reign of Louis XV. 1715 to 1774. Baroque, Rococo. Praise in corsets.
  4. Reign of Louis XVI. 1774 to 1780. The influence of Marie Antoinette on fashion.
  5. Reign of Louis XVI. 1780 to 1789. Rococo fashion. Peasant dress is universal.
  6. The French Republic. Fashion under the French Revolution 1789 to 1804. Revolution, Directoire, Regency.
  7. The Gallery of Fashion 1794, by N. v. Heidelhoff. England Georgian, Regency era.
  8. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. Empire, Regency fashion. England Georgian
  9. French first empire. Modes under the Restoration 1814-1815.
  10. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. Romantic era, Biedermeier.
  11. Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Romantic era, Biedermeier. early Victorian.
  12. Ladies hat styles from 1776-1790 by Rose Bertin. Minister of Fashion.
  13. Caraco a´la francaise in 1786. Rococo fashion history
  14. The Corset and the Crinolin. A Book of Modes and Costumes.
  15. Fashion in Paris and London, 1780 to 1788.
  16. The Evolution of Modern Feminine Fashion 1786.
  17. The Salons of Paris before the French Revolution 1786-1789.
  18. The Coronation Banquet of Louis XV at Reims. 25 October 1722
  19. Fashion and costume in the eighteenth century. Fashion history by Carl Cohler.
  20. The Farthingale. Fashion during the reign of Louis XV.
  21. Madame de Pompadour. Her political power and general influence.
  22. The Entry of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa into Arras 1667.
  23. English style in the Reign of Louis XIV
  24. Albums of historical hairstyles. Album de coiffures histories par E. Nissy.
  25. The Execution of Marie-Antoinette. The French Revolution.
  26. The Execution of Louis XVI. French Revolution.
  27. The creation of the Directory. French Revolution.
  28. The Incroyables and Muscadins. The French directory dandies. French Revolution.
  29. Les Incroyables et Merveilleuses. French directoire fashion era. French Revolution.
  30. Italian Lace History. Reference List of Italian Laces.
  31. Collection of antique fabric design.
  32. Fabric terms dictionary from A to Z
  33. Fashion History France. On the history of costumes. Listed chronologically.
  34. On the history of costumes. From Ancient to the 19th century. Chronological Gallery.
  35. The Ancient Greek Costume. Ancient fashion history.