The mysterious conversations. France Directory costumes c. 1790.
Costumes of a legislator. The French people’s representatives of the Directorate. Costumes of a legislator, designed by Jacques-Louis David 1748-1825, for: Projet de costume civique – Habit de législateur. Le représentant… Read More
Louis XVI fashion 1790 – 1792. French Revolution costumes à la guillotine. « Histoire du costume » par Henry Harald Hansen. Neoclassicism.
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German fashion in the 18th century. The Georgian Era. Top row left to right: women’s fashion in 1793. Chur Saxon field postmaster. Princely Hessian postilion. Right: Costumes in 1788. Bottom row left… Read More
French Republic costumes 18th century.
French Guards swords and handles. XVIII Century. French school. Period of the Revolution. Museum in Paris. Guards swords and handles. These five motifs, whether special features by ornaments and symbols that… Read More
Marguerite Victoire Babois was a French writer, author of elegies and other poems which have placed her name at the forefront of French elegiac poets.
Fruit seller in traditional Indian costume, 18th century.
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.
“Incroyable” (incredible) was the sobriquet given to the fops or dandies of the later Revolutionary period.