Europe. 18th century. The French influence. Under the reign of terror, the development of fashions began and reached perfection under the direction of the Directorate.
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A Lady and a Gallant. France 1795.
Merveilleuse and Incroyable. French fashion of the Directoire.
Royalists, Anti-Republicans, Anti-Jacobins. Type of Dandy during the Directory. Cafe des Incroyables.
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Great Days of the Revolution. Fashion under the French Revolution & Directoire Period 1789 to 1802.
Incroyable with bicorne hat and Merveilleuses.
Incroyables and merveilleuses (Incroyables et merveilleuses)
German costume of Werther time. Incroyables and Merveilleuses
Chapeau en Barque. Costume Chevelure à la François 1er. Charivari de Breloques.
Costume Bateau, Habit Couleur Crotin Culotte de Peau.
Costume Cheveux a l’Enfant. Pantalon de Tricot, Bottes a la Hussarde. Chapeau à la Robinson.