The figures are all taken from fashion journals. The period includes the last period of the convent, the rule of the board of directors and the beginning of the consulate.
All the figures on this panel show the predominant influence of the English-French fashions of Louis XVI’s time. History of the costume in chronological development by Auguste Racinet.
THE Executive Board will have two costumes; one for its ordinary functions, the other for the representation of groups, national holidays, etc.
THE Members who make up the Council of the Five Hundred and One hundred, wear the long white dress, the blue belt, the scarlet coat, (all in wool) and the blue velvet hat.
This Council examines the resolutions presented to it by the Five Hundred Council. It approves or rejects them, after they have been submitted for discussion.
FRANCE – 18TH CENTURY. TRADITIONAL COSTUMES AND INDOOR FURNISHING, 1794.
The elegant Parisian society of 1792 in the gardens of the Royal Palace: elegant crowd, gathered under the trees, discussing and courting.
A Lady and a Gallant. France 1795.
Merveilleuse and Incroyable. French fashion of the Directoire.
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Directoire costumes imitated from the antique. Paris, 1798.