Category Archives: Directoire

Princess Lamballe. Tragedy of the French Revolution.

Princess, Lamballe, French Revolution,
Marie Therese Louise Lamballe, of Savoy, Princess of Carignan (1749 – 1792).

Historic tragedies have their lessons of instruction to after-generations; they tell their sad tales of sorrow and anguish, which make ears tingle and hearts weep in sympathy. They form graphic chapters in the history of our common humanity, however much we may reluctate to own the relationship. The mind almost refuses to believe that the dreadful scenes and tragedies of the French Revolution, so forcibly styled “the Reign of Terror,” occurred in Imperial Paris, the gorgeous capital of France, and the most fashionable emporium of the present modern world, and within the recollection of many persons now living, even among our friends and neighbors.

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Incroyables and Muscadins.


Incroyables. Muscadins. Dandies. France revolution costumes.

The Incroyables and Muscadins.

The Incroyables and Muscadins.

The French directory dandies.

Monarchical reaction – Incroyables and Muscadins — Tape-durs— The Café Carchy — The “Requisition” — Political clubs — The “Petit Coblentz” — Intrigues and lampoons — Louis Ange Pitou, (Pitou l’Auxerrois)

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Fashion under the French Revolution 1789 to 1802.

 Incroyable and Merveilleuses. French revolution fashion.

Incroyable and Merveilleuses at the Promenade by F. H. Kaemmerer

Fashion under the French Revolution & Directoire Period 1789 to 1802.

Table of content.

1789 Fashion in Paris before the taking of the Bastille – Mademoiselle Berthin – 1791 Fashion under the French Revolution – 1794 Fashion reverts to the Greek and Roman period – Disappearance of Louis XVI costumes – Paleness in vogue – Beauties à la Psyche – Varieties of hair-dressing at the commencement of the Directoire – Perruques came into fashion – The painter David, the revolutionary painter apostate – Debate on reformation costume – The Cothurn – The “Merveilleuses” – Greek robes – Roman dresses – Copé, the noted shoemaker
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Brissot de Warville, leader of the Girondins.

Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville. Girondins. French Revolution.

Brissot de Warville 1754 -1793, leader of the Girondins.

Brissot de Warville 1754 -1793, leader of the Girondins.

Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville called Brissot, publicist and journalist, was the Jacobin and later leader of the Girondins, a grouping of moderate Republicans during the French Revolution. Continue reading

Linon shawl, trimmed with applied tape. Regency 1798.

Linon shawl. Regency fashion. Directory costume.

Costume Parisien 1798.

Linon shawl, trimmed with applied tape.

Triple chaîne d’or à maillons plats, servant de bandeau. Schall de Linon, bordé d’un ruban appliqué.

Journal des dames et des modes. Costumes parisien 1798. France First Empire fashion, England Georgian, Regency fashion period.

Associated to:

  1. The Second Republic. 1848 to 1851. Victorian era. “Second Rococo”.
  2. Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Romanticism. Early Victorian era. Biedermeier
  3. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. The Restoration period. Biedermeier.
  4. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. First Empire, Regency period.
  5. Comparison of the French and English modes. The Regency fashion period 1808-1815.
  6. Fashion History France. On the history of costumes. Archives of French fashion