France. 18th century. The Casaquin, pet-en-l’air or Caraco. Costumes of the nobility. The bourgeoisie and the lower classes under Louis XV. Historical figures and fashion types.
French styles of the Baroque and Rococo in the 18th century. Wigs and hats. Principles of the French-Italian Riding School. The most popular colours for horses.
Germany 17th and 18th century. Fashions of the day: Beard, hair and wigs. Historical figures. Clergymen, statesmen and warriors.
France 18th century. The great state robe. Fashion types 1775-1785. The decoration. Hairstyle. Galerie des modes et costumes français
The costumes depicted here belong to the second half of the reign of Louis XIV and the end of the 17th century. The first characteristic feature is the large headdress, called Fontange.
The fragments shown here are borrowed from a painting by Van der Maulen depicting the entry of Louis XIV and Maria Theresa into Arras after the beginning of the campaign in 1667. The Queen’s Marstall. The grand stable master. Ladies of honour. The Gardes du Corps. The king’s chariot.
The Illuminati and the Freemasons. Freemasonry and the French Revolution. The Order of Perfectibilists. The Rosicrucians, the Asiatic Brethren, the African Masterbuilders, the Swedish Rite.
The Italian fashion in France. The collars of the dresses. Metal and wooden corsets. Display of fine lingerie. The passementerie works and laces. The rules of etiquette. The expansion of ruffs.
Fan decoration of the reign of Louis XIV., and during the first part of the reign of Louis XV. was greatly improved by the celebrated Vernis Martin (Martin’s Varnish).
Art in England during the Elizabethan and Stuart Periods. Textiles and Embroidery by Aymer Vallance. CHAPTER V:-TEXTILES AND EMBROIDERY.