Women with paniers. The origin of these skirts. The panier was in fashion until the last years of kingship. The bourgeois classes. The luxury dress of men consisted of the Justaucorps, waistcoat and the leg dresses.
France 18th century. The great state robe. Fashion types 1775-1785. The decoration. Hairstyle. Galerie des modes et costumes français
Illustrations of ancient Mexican feather head-dresses and of the mode of wearing them taken from native Manuscripts.
Costumes of Venice. The Venetian gondoliers. Nicolotti and Castellani. Dwarves and jesters, pages and messengers of love. Italian Medieval and Renaissance fashion history.
The Illuminati and the Freemasons. Freemasonry and the French Revolution. The Order of Perfectibilists. The Rosicrucians, the Asiatic Brethren, the African Masterbuilders, the Swedish Rite.
The figures are all taken from fashion journals. The period includes the last period of the convent, the rule of the board of directors and the beginning of the consulate.
All the figures on this panel show the predominant influence of the English-French fashions of Louis XVI’s time. History of the costume in chronological development by Auguste Racinet.
Fan decoration of the reign of Louis XIV., and during the first part of the reign of Louis XV. was greatly improved by the celebrated Vernis Martin (Martin’s Varnish).
Elizabeth Beauclerk was the third child and second daughter of Lady Diana and Topham Beauclerk, she married in 1787 her cousin George Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke.
The suffering of the young Werther is regarded as the key novel of the Sturm and Drang (literally “storm and drive”). It developed into “the first bestseller of German literature”.