French Directory. Fashion in Paris after the Revolution 1796-1800. Directoire. Semi-nude women in the Champs Élysées – No pockets – Mademoiselle Mars makes yellow velvet the rage – Rivalry between Mesdames Hamelin… Read More
“Incroyable” (incredible) was the sobriquet given to the fops or dandies of the later Revolutionary period.
The fashion of two dresses, one worn over the other, that had been so general in the latter half of the seventeenth century, and the first half of the eighteenth, had completely disappeared in favour of one gown only.
The Salon of Madame Récamier. Salonnière during the Directory and Consulates in Paris. Napoleon had her salon closed in 1803 because of treacherous state activities.
The balls à la victim (The Victim’s Ball). Dances everywhere after the 9th Thermidor. New social order of things in Paris. Metamorphosis of French feminine character.