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The Days of the Directoire. Costumes under the French Revolution.

French directory, Directoire fashion. France Revolution costumes.

Public audience by the Directory


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Costume under the Revolution; Versailles no longer the arbiter of the mode – Anglomania, “Anticomania,” Rousseau, and a “return to Nature ” – Blonde perukes – Dresses à la Flore, à la Diane, etc. – The classical cothurnus; the “balantine ” – Pink silk tights and gauze veiled nudities – Impossibles and Incroyables; masculine dress à la Anglaise – Official costumes of National Representatives and of Directors – Barras’ little joke – A lady on contemporary fashions in Paris. Continue reading

Fashion in the Reign of Louis XVI.


Le Pouf. French Rococo costume. Hairstyle Hoop skirt. 18th century clothing

Pouf à la Reine 1778

REIGN OF LOUIS XVI., 1780 to 1789.

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Peasant dress is universal – “Fashion “à la Marlborough”- Caps – Bonnets – Mdlles. Fredin and Quentin – Ruches – Low bodices; “postiches” – Costume of Contat · Suzanne – Fashions “à la Figaro” – Literature and politics signified in dress; the Princess de Monaco’s pouf – Pouf “à la circonstance;” the “inoculation” pouf – The “innocence made manifest” caraco – The “harpy “costume – Coats, cravats, and waistcoats, Sailor jackets and” pierrots” – Déshabilles; “the lying fichu” – Etiquette in dress Seasonable costumes – The queen’s card·table – State of trade in Paris, circa 1787 – “Pinceauteuses,” or female colorers.

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Marie Antoinette and her influence on fashion.


Rococo fashion. Hoop-skirts. French Ancien Régime costumes. 18th century fashion. French court dress

French fashion 1774 to 1780.

The influence of Marie Antoinette on fashion.

The Reign of Louis XVI. 1774 to 1780.
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The Evolution of Modern Feminine Fashion 1786.


Robe à l'Anglaise. French rococo costume.

Robe à l’Anglaise. Coiffée d’un Bonnet à la Janot.

France in 1786, the evolution of modern feminine fashion.

Paris à l’Anglaise.

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