Category: First Empire

Regency fashion. Colerette, Pélerine, Straw hats, 1804.

Regency headdresses. French First Empire fashion. Costume Parisien

Regency fashion hats. Colerette, Pélerine, Straw hats, 1804. 1, Chapeau de Sparterie. 2, Chapeau de Marcelline. 3, Chapeau de Paille cousue. 4, Colerette et Pélerine. 5, Coiffures en Cheveux Kisses.… Read More

Half Dressed costume. Regency era menswear.

Regency costumes. France First Empire Fashion.

Half Dressed costume. Regency era menswear, 1804. Costume Demi-Habillé. Journal des dames et des modes. Costumes parisien 1804. France First Empire fashion, England Georgian, Regency fashion era. Associated to: Reign of… Read More

Fashions under the First Empire. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814.

Regency, Empire, fashion history

Fashions under the First Empire — Sacks — “Personnes cossues” — A saying of Napoleon’s – White gowns — Valenciennes lace — Ball dresses; walking dresses — Polish “toquets” and bonnets — Turbans — Muslins — Artificial flowers — Wenzel’s manufactory; “The Offspring of Imposture,” Campenon’s verses — Parisian ladies, as sketched by Horace Vernet — Stays — Cashmeres — Protest by Piis — Ternaux assists in establishing the manufacture of cashmere shawls in France — Cotton stuffs — Richard Lenoir; importance of the Rouen manufacture — Violets during the Hundred Days — The “eighteen folds,” and white silk.