France 18th century. The great state robe. Fashion types 1775-1785. The decoration. Hairstyle. Galerie des modes et costumes français
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Roman Pope in Chamber Clothes
Cabinet des Modes, Ou Les Modes Nouvelles.
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Homme en chenille. Cabinet des Modes 1785.
Cabinet des Modes. Paris November 1785. Costume “Femme en fourreau vert à la Levite”
Japanese nobleman in historical costume with hand fans.
Japanese samurai in historic figure 18th century, dressed in a beautiful kimono.