Costumes and scarves in the 18th and 19th century. The fashion of classicism during the French directorate, consulate and first empire.
France. The fashion of the dandies from 1801 to 1805. Paris in transition from Directoire to Empire.
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.
Joséphine de Beauharnais 1763 – 1814. Pastel By Pierre Prud’hon. Painting of the young Joséphine de Beauharnais (about 1790) before she became the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Source: Life of Napoleon… Read More
Coachman coat. The actor David Garrick let himself customize this jacket in the 18th century as the first