L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792 – 1799. Manteaux. Spencer, Redingote, Manteau, Carrick, Manteau à basques derrière, Echarpe.
L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792 – 1799. Robes. Mme Roland, Théroigne de Méricourt, Joséphine de Beauharnais, Merveilleuse, Mme J. Chénier.
Élégantes. L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les Modes sous la Revolution 1792 – 1799. Mme Tallien. Mme Hamelin. Mme Récamier. Charlotte Corday. Th. Cabarrus. Mme la princesse de Lamballe.
The Contemporary. Fashions under the Second Empire c. 1860 JUDGMENT of our female contemporaries is certes by no means an easy matter. After having run through the history of the… Read More
Man from Corsica. Corsican folk costume 1843. Costume Traditionnel Corse.
The wars of religion — The fashions of Italy are brought across the Alps, and are welcomed in France — Effects of the expeditions into Italy — Articles from Venice and Genoa are very fashionable — A cloud of sugar-plums, and a shower of scents — Effeminate style of dress — Charles IX. and his Edicts against extravagant display — Fashion rebels against sumptuary laws — Women of high rank, bourgeoises, widows, and spinsters — Wedding dresses — Observations of a Venetian ambassador — “Corps piqué” — Drawers—Pain — Cosmetics — Breast mirrors, girdle mirrors — Court dresses — “Arcelets.”
Three of the figures here represented are taken from the magnificent manuscript of the Romance of the Rose
Christine de Pizan presenting her manuscript against the Roman de la Rose to Queen Isabeau of Bavaria, France c. 1410 – c. 1414.
Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world, based on authentic documents and and newer travel (1843) by Auguste Wahlen.
The earliest queens of fashion — Mary Stuart’s costumes; her jewels — Description of bodices and sleeves of that period — Crosses — The “loup” or small mask — Coiffure “en raquette” — An anecdote concerning high heels — Regulations respecting fashion — Remark of a lady of our own day on distinctions in dress — Exordium of the Edict of July 12, 1549 — Maximum of marriage portions — The first knitted silk stockings.