Costumes and scarves in the 18th and 19th century. The fashion of classicism during the French directorate, consulate and first empire.
Women’s fashion of classicism in France at the end of the 18th century. Modes of the Directory and the Consulate (1795-1804).
France. The fashion of the dandies from 1801 to 1805. Paris in transition from Directoire to Empire.
Regimental dress 1793 to 1802. This is the only Campbell tartan in the collection made by the Highland Society of London in 1816-17.
France. The fashions under the consulate. Fashionable Parisians enjoy a beautiful spring day at the horse race at the Promenade de Longchamp in 1802.
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