Caraco à la anglaise. Modes de Paris, 1787.
Costume Illustration of a woman with a wide-brimmed hat with feathers. Caraco of green silk brocade with gold decorative buttons and lace ruffles.
From the book: Costumes historiques pour travestissements par Paul Gavarni (Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier 1804-1866)
- Fashion in the Reign of Louis XV. 1715 to 1774
- Fashion in Reign of Louis XVI. 1774 to 1780.
- The Evolution of Modern Feminine Fashion 1786.
- Fashion History France
Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.
Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion.
From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.