Romantic fashion in the reign of Louis Philippe. The man is wearing a militaire or redingote and a chapeau claque. The woman is wearing a tightly cinched dress.
French national costumes of Brittany. Département Finistère in the 19th century. Peasant and bourgeois costumes.
Female national costumes of Alsace. Hairdresses and headgear of the different estates. The bendel in different shapes. The fur cap.
The striped stockings and crooked stick are characteristic of the Incroyables. The trend toward simplicity resulted in a classic silhouette for women (Merveilleuses).
France 18th century. Fashion types from the time of the Directory. Stock exchange speculators and crooks. The Merveilleuses and the Incroyables.
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.
France. The fashion of the dandies from 1801 to 1805. Paris in transition from Directoire to Empire.
Brittany (fr. Bretagne). Hairdresses of women and children: The Bigouden of Pont-l’Abbé and Cabelou. Women of Sables-d’Olonne. Saltwinning population of the Guérande peninsula: Costume of the married; the Ventel, church cloak.
Gallic warrior from about 400-200 before Christ. Reconstructed after antique sculptures and original finds. Gimbel’s weapons collection.