“La Toilette” by François Bouche, 1742.

French rococo costumes. Style and Dresses in France during the Baroque and Rococo period.

“La Toilette” by François Bouche, 1742 .

French rococo costumes. “La Toilette” by François Bouche, 1742.

The famous painting, “La Toilette”, in 1742 by François Boucher (1703 – 1770) shows an intimate scene from everyday life of the rococo in exceptional detail.
A young aristocratic lady dresses with the help of her maid. The whole scene is painted in the style of a photographic snapshot and renounces representative stylization.