This painting dates from the most characteristic period of Louis XV’s reign and shows an extremely accurate representation of the society of that time.
In the days of the Capetian Kings. Odette de Champdivers called La Petite Reine, was mistress of the mad French king Charles VI.
LA COMTESSE DE PROVENCE. Robe de Cour, Moyen Panier 1778. Galerie des Modes et Costumes Français Dessinés d’Apres Nature 1778-1787.
Catalina de Erauso alias Francisco Loyola who became famous as a soldier, was a Basque noblewoman who lived as a man for several decades (“The nun lieutenant”).
German baroque fashion in 1644th. Matron, maid, citizen. The history of costumes. Hundredth sheet. 17th century. By G. Häberlin. Germany. Munich picture sheet no. 1161. Source: Munich picture sheet 1848 to… Read More
THE life of a pirate on the high seas was hardly likely to attract even the most adventurous woman, yet according to records left by Captain Charles Johnson there were at least two who followed that calling, dressed in sailors’ clothes, and who lived and fought in desperate frays in the early eighteenth century.
The latest Paris fashion, Belle Epoque. Toilette de Réception. February 1898.
Chevalier Charles d’Éon. Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France. He remained famous for his pronounced… Read More
THE PARISIAN LADY. FEMME COMME IL FAUT. By Honoré de Balzac, 1840.
Example of combined shoes and clogs. Shoe fashion of the baroque and rococo period.