Marquis and Marquise dancing the Pas de rigaudon 1763.

Modes Parisiennes. Pas de rigaudon. Marquis, Marquise. Rococo fashion. Court dress in Versailles.

Modes Parisiennes. Marquis and Marquise dancing the Pas de rigaudon.

Modes Parisiennes. Marquis and Marquise dancing the Pas de rigaudon 1763.

Reign of Louis XV. Rococo fashion era. Court of Versailles.

The rigaudon (Rigodon) is an old French folk and ballroom dancing. The rigaudon finds in the 17th and 18th centuries input in ballet, opera and instrumental suite, where he is often inserted between sarabande and gigue. Close relations exist to Bourrée and Gavotte.

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864

Associated to:

  1. Fashion in the of reign of Louis XV. 
  2. French fashion during the 18th century.
  3. Reign of Louis XIV. 1643 to 1715
  4. Ladies hat styles from 1776-1790 by Rose Bertin.
  5. Rococo Fashion in Paris and London, 1788.
  6. The use of the Corset. Fashion in the reign of Louis XVI.
  7. The court of Louis XV. and Madame de Pompadour
  8. Madame de Pompadour. Her political power and general influence.
  9. The influence of Marie Antoinette on fashion. The reign of Louis XVI, 1774 – 1780
  10. Le Pouf. Fashion at the End of the Ancien Régime 1780 to 1789.
  11. Rococo fashion in the Reign of Louis XVI.
  12. The Evolution of Modern Feminine Fashion 1786.
  13. The Salons of Paris in the 18th century.
  14. The French Republic. Revolution, directory period.