The striped stockings and crooked stick are characteristic of the Incroyables. The trend toward simplicity resulted in a classic silhouette for women (Merveilleuses).
Women’s fashion of classicism in France at the end of the 18th century. Modes of the Directory and the Consulate (1795-1804).
The comfortable costume, in which the belt was attached at a normal height, was soon followed by the close-fitting dress, the robe collante
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.
Europe. 18th century. The French influence. Under the reign of terror, the development of fashions began and reached perfection under the direction of the Directorate.
Fac-simile of a portion of a native Indian drawing. Design for a shawl. Museum of the East India Company. Source: Art treasures of the United Kingdom from the Art Treasures… Read More
Empire Fashion and Hairstyles from 1800 to 1810. Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
Great Days of the Revolution. Fashion under the French Revolution & Directoire Period 1789 to 1802.
Fashions under the First Empire — Sacks — “Personnes cossues” — A saying of Napoleon’s – White gowns — Valenciennes lace — Ball dresses; walking dresses — Polish “toquets” and bonnets — Turbans — Muslins — Artificial flowers — Wenzel’s manufactory; “The Offspring of Imposture,” Campenon’s verses — Parisian ladies, as sketched by Horace Vernet — Stays — Cashmeres — Protest by Piis — Ternaux assists in establishing the manufacture of cashmere shawls in France — Cotton stuffs — Richard Lenoir; importance of the Rouen manufacture — Violets during the Hundred Days — The “eighteen folds,” and white silk.
German and French Empire fashion. Regency period. First third of the 19th Century. Top row left to right: German and French fashion. Costumes of 1809 bis 1812. Right: German and… Read More