Category Archives: First Empire

Masked Paris Opera Ball 1804, by Jean-Francois Bosio.

Masked bal, Paris Opera, Empire, Costumes, Fashion
Masked ball at the Paris Opera in 1804.

Bal de l’Opéra 1804.

Illustration by Jean-Francois Bosio (1764-1827), chrome lithography by Gaulard. Composition pour le “Journal des Dames”.

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Fashion under the French Revolution 1789 to 1802.

 Incroyable and Merveilleuses. French revolution fashion.

Incroyable and Merveilleuses at the Promenade by F. H. Kaemmerer

Fashion under the French Revolution & Directoire Period 1789 to 1802.

Table of content.

1789 Fashion in Paris before the taking of the Bastille – Mademoiselle Berthin – 1791 Fashion under the French Revolution – 1794 Fashion reverts to the Greek and Roman period – Disappearance of Louis XVI costumes – Paleness in vogue – Beauties à la Psyche – Varieties of hair-dressing at the commencement of the Directoire – Perruques came into fashion – The painter David, the revolutionary painter apostate – Debate on reformation costume – The Cothurn – The “Merveilleuses” – Greek robes – Roman dresses – Copé, the noted shoemaker
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Fancy turban. Filled Twists dress. Regency fashion 1804.

Fancy turban. Filled Twists dress. Regency fashion. First Empire dress. Georgian era

Costume Parisien 1804.

Fancy turban. Filled Twists dress. Regency, First empire fashion.

Turban de Fantaisie. Robe Garnie en Torsades. Costume Parisien 1804.

Journal des dames et des modes. Costumes parisien 1804. France First Empire fashion, England Georgian, Regency fashion period.

Associated to:

  1. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. First Empire, Regency period.
  2. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. The Restoration period. Biedermeier.
  3. Gallery of Fashion by N. Heidelhoff
  4. Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Romanticism. Early Victorian era. Biedermeier
  5. The Second Republic. 1848 to 1851. Victorian era. “Second Rococo”.
  6. Comparison of the French and English modes. The Regency fashion period 1808-1815.
  7. Fashion History France. On the history of costumes. Archives of French fashion

Turkish Chiffon Dress. France Empire 1804.

Turkish Chiffon Dress. France Empire costumes. Regency era fashion.

Robe de Mousseline Turque.

Turkish Chiffon Dress. France Empire 1804.

Coiffure en Chou de Nattes. Robe de Mousseline Turque. Costume Parisien 1804.

Journal des dames et des modes. Costumes parisien 1804. France First Empire fashion, England Georgian, Regency fashion era.

Associated to:

  1. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. First Empire, Regency period.
  2. Comparison of the French and English modes. The Regency fashion period 1808-1815.
  3. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. The Restoration period. Biedermeier.
  4. Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Romanticism. Early Victorian era. Biedermeier
  5. The Second Republic. 1848 to 1851. Victorian era. “Second Rococo”.
  6. Fashion History France. On the history of costumes. Archives of French fashion