Historic dress in America during the Republic under George Washington and John Adams.
Emma, Lady Hamilton (1765-1815) was a Europe-wide celebrated beauty, artist and socialite of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century.
Restoration (1814-1830), Romantic period (1830-1848), Second Empire (1852-1870).
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History of Costume. Empire Romantic Era of the middle or late 1820’s. Young lady wears a ballroom ensemble. Young man dressed in evening clothes.
The hand bag and parasol illustrate two of the most common accessories of the 19th century.
The party dress here shows definite leanings toward the Romantic period, which began with 1815.
Costumes and scarves in the 18th and 19th century. The fashion of classicism during the French directorate, consulate and first empire.
Women’s fashion of classicism in France at the end of the 18th century. Modes of the Directory and the Consulate (1795-1804).
Womens fashion at an Official ball during the French Empire in 1804. White remained a very popular color for women during the Empire period.
The comfortable costume, in which the belt was attached at a normal height, was soon followed by the close-fitting dress, the robe collante