Category: French fashion history

Reign of Louis XVI. 1774 to 1780. The influence of Marie Antoinette.

Hoop, skirts, French, Rococo, costumes,

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.

The Evolution of Modern Feminine Fashion 1786.

Grand Robe, Rococo, fashion, court dress, versailles

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

French fashion history of the Middle Ages. 1350 to 1380.

Middle ages, medieval, costumes, fashion, France, history

The States of Languedoc – A young French lady in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries – Low dresses – Saying of a mercer – Damoiselles – Garnaches and garde-corps – Le Parement des dames – Social distinctions – High character is worth more than gilded belt – Precious stones – The castles and other dwellings of the middle ages – Splendid furniture – Humble abodes of the poor – Evening assemblies.