Category: France

FRENCH FASHION HISTORY. Costume and fashion plates with descriptions between middle Ages, Directory, Regency, Empire and so called Flapper. Vintage Haute couture costumes.

Comparison of the French and English modes during the Regency.

Regency, costume, Rudolph Ackermann, Georgian,

Insular prejudice. The short waist is adopted. Comparison of the French and English modes. Current modes of the time: prevailing colors. Full dress. Hair-dressing. Jewellery. Costumes 1815. Fashion in Paris. Paris crowded with English. Madame de Staël in Paris. Fashion in Paris. Return of Royalty. The Tuileries. Ball dresses. London 1816. Fêtes to celebrate the Restoration. The Caledonian Ball.

The Days of the Directoire. Costumes under the French Revolution.

Public audience, directory, Directoire, Revolution, costumes,

Costume under the Revolution; Versailles no longer the arbiter of the mode – Anglomania, “Anticomania,” Rousseau, and a “return to Nature ” – Blonde perukes – Dresses à la Flore, à la Diane, etc. – The classical cothurnus; the “balantine ” – Pink silk tights and gauze veiled nudities – Impossibles and Incroyables; masculine dress à la Anglaise – Official costumes of National Representatives and of Directors – Barras’ little joke – A lady on contemporary fashions in Paris.

Paris after the Revolution 1796-1800.

Merveilleuses, revolution, costume, fashion

French Directory. Fashion in Paris after the Revolution 1796-1800. Directoire. Semi-nude women in the Champs Élysées – No pockets – Mademoiselle Mars makes yellow velvet the rage – Rivalry between Mesdames Hamelin… Read More

The French Republic. The fashions of the Directory.

French, Republic, fashion, costumes, modes

The year 1789 – Masculine style of dress – The double dress vainshes – Caps “à la grand prêtresse”, “à la pierrot” and “à la laitière – The “pouf” bonnet – Paint and powder disappear – Prediction by the Cabinet des Modes – Anonymous caps – Cap “à la Charlotte Corday d’Armont” – Trinkets “à la Bastille” – Stéphanie Félicité du Crest de Saint’ locket – Cap “à la Bastille” – Federal uniforms – Claims to equality in dress – Reaction under the Directory – “Incroyables” and “Merveilleuses” – Coiffures “à la victime” and “à la Titus” – blond wigs and black wigs – The Hòtel Thélusson – Which is the most ridiculous? – Mme. Tallien’s costume – Epigram on bonnets “à la folie” – Reticules – Transparent dresses – Lines by Despréaux.

Fashion in the Reign of Louis XVI. 1780 to 1789. Modes de Paris.

Pouf, Victoire, Louis XVI, Court dress, Rococo, fashion history, 18th century

Peasant dress is universal – “Fashion “à la Marlborough”- Caps – Bonnets – Mdlles. Fredin and Quentin – Ruches – Low bodices; “postiches” – Costume of Contat · Suzanne – Fashions “à la Figaro” – Literature and politics signified in dress; the Princess de Monaco’s pouf – Pouf “à la circonstance;” the “inoculation” pouf – The “innocence made manifest” caraco – The “harpy “costume – Coats, cravats, and waistcoats, Sailor jackets and” pierrots” – Déshabilles; “the lying fichu” – Etiquette in dress Seasonable costumes – The queen’s card·table – State of trade in Paris, circa 1787 – “Pinceauteuses,” or female colorers.

Reign of Louis XVI. 1774 to 1780. The influence of Marie Antoinette.

Hoop-skirts. French Ancien Régime Rococo costumes. 18th century fashion. French court dress

Letter from Maria Theresa – Leonard and Mdlle. Bertin – Various styles of head-dresses. The Hérisson or the Hedgehog hairstyle – “Pouf” – “The Journal de Paris” – Reign of Louis XVI. – Male and female hairdressers -Plumes – Hair worn low – The queen’s puce – colored gown; shades of color in dresses – Oberkampf and the Jouy prints – Expensive satins- Trimmings, their great number and importance – Gauze, blond, tulle, and ribbons – Some kinds of shoes – Venez-y-Voir – The “Archduchess” ribbons – A dress worn at the opera.

The Evolution of Modern Feminine Fashion 1786.

Grand Robe, Rococo, fashion, court dress, versailles

Rose Bertin, the Court dressmaker – Fashions in Paris à l’Anglaise – Gauze handkerchiefs round the neck – Hair-dressing – Excessive use of feathers in the hair – At Versailles a forest of feathers – Extravagant cost of feathers for hats