Costumes and scarves in the 18th and 19th century. The fashion of classicism during the French directorate, consulate and first empire.
Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.
Hurdy-gurdy. Organ grinder. The Halfpenny Showman. From: The Costume of Great Britain, by W.H. Pyne, 1808.
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.
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
Infant Capuchin in monastic garb.
SHEPHERDS OF THE PLAINS OF LEON, In their Winter Clothing. THE dress of the Shepherds here represented, is only worn during the severest days of winter. It consists of a… Read More
PEASANTS OF THE CORREGIMIENTO OF TORO. BETWEEN Salamanca and Toro, a variation in dress, and a difference in external character is apparent, which produce a comparison by no means favourable… Read More
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ARMED PEASANT Of the Ciudad Rodrigo Militia. CIUDAD Rodrigo is a city in the province of Salamanca, situated on a rising ground, on the north bank of a river running… Read More
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THIS sketch represents the ordinary dress of the Bishops of Portugal, and bears some general resemblance to the respectable prelate, whose name is here introduced.