The comfortable costume, in which the belt was attached at a normal height, was soon followed by the close-fitting dress, the robe collante
The figures are all taken from fashion journals. The period includes the last period of the convent, the rule of the board of directors and the beginning of the consulate.
France. The fashions under the consulate. Fashionable Parisians enjoy a beautiful spring day at the horse race at the Promenade de Longchamp in 1802.
All the figures on this panel show the predominant influence of the English-French fashions of Louis XVI’s time. History of the costume in chronological development by Auguste Racinet.
Costumed Empire people at a masked ball at the Paris Opera 1804. Illustration by Jean-Francois Bosio. Composition pour le “Journal des Dames”.
Empire Fashion and Hairstyles from 1800 to 1810.
Dessins de broderie Embroidery designs. France 1818.
Directoire costumes imitated from the antique. Paris, 1798.
Empire fashion and headgear from 1800 to 1810.
Great Days of the Revolution. Fashion under the French Revolution & Directoire Period 1789 to 1802.