The striped stockings and crooked stick are characteristic of the Incroyables. The trend toward simplicity resulted in a classic silhouette for women (Merveilleuses).
France 18th century. Fashion types from the time of the Directory. Stock exchange speculators and crooks. The Merveilleuses and the Incroyables.
The Owlers sold wool out of England and secretly shipped it at night from the shores of Kent and Sussex.
Regimental dress 1793 to 1802. This is the only Campbell tartan in the collection made by the Highland Society of London in 1816-17.
Many of the oldest Scottish tartans in variations of red and black check are popularly called Rob Roy
Mughal Emperor Nasir ud din Muhammad Humayun in the usual court attire of an audience. Mogul lady in a house costume. Farrukhsiyar, grandson of Grand Mogul Aurangzeb. Farrukhsiyar 10th Grand Mogul of India.
The elegant world in the 18th century. Women of the people. Officer of the royal house. Stocking and lace maker. (1735-1755).
Some of the clasps, called châtelaines, with which this plate is filled, belong to the style which was in fashion from 1719 to 1745
PAINTED AND LACQUERED SEDAN CHAIR WITH DOMED TOP. Designed by the Brothers Adam for Lady Watkin Williams Wynn. Now in the Bethnal Green Museum. Circa 1776.
The comfortable costume, in which the belt was attached at a normal height, was soon followed by the close-fitting dress, the robe collante