French Musketeer costumes of the French Guard. Second third of the XVII. Century.
French Officer of the Palace Guard, Infantry Officer in the reign of King Louis XIV. (1643-1715).
Nobleman and Officer. Ancien Régime Musketeer. Second third of the XVII. Century. French Ancien Régime costume fashion in the reign of King Louis XIV. (1643-1715). Skirt with cuffs, Rhinegrave pants, jabot, allonge… Read More
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)
French rococo costumes. “La Toilette” by François Bouche, 1742. The famous painting, “La Toilette”, in 1742 by François Boucher (1703 – 1770) shows an intimate scene from everyday life of the… Read More
Costumes historiques pour travestissements par Paul Gavarni
Fashion in the Reign of Louis XVI. Modes de Paris. Caps – Bonnets – Ruches – Low bodices – Coats, cravats, and waistcoats, Sailor jackets and” pierrots”.
The influence of Marie Antoinette on fashion. Various styles of head-dresses. Rose Bertin the world’s first acclaimed couturier. Male and female hairdressers. The toilet of the queen of France. The opera.
Rose Bertin, the Court dressmaker – Fashions in Paris à l’Anglaise – Gauze handkerchiefs round the neck – Hair-dressing – Excessive use of feathers in the hair – At Versailles a forest of feathers – Extravagant cost of feathers for hats
The origin of the hooped skirt. The Farthingale, Petticoats, Leghorn Chips.
The Salons of Paris, 1786-1789. Fashion before the French Revolution. The Salons of Madame Necker, Madame de Beauharnais, Duke of Bedford, Madame Roland.