Category: France

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

Hoop, skirts, French, Rococo, costumes,

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

Reigns of John II, and of Charles V. Le Sage 1350 to 1380.

French, fashion, history, 14th century

The States of Languedoc – A young French lady in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries – Low dresses – Saying of a mercer – Damoiselles – Garnaches and garde-corps – Le Parement des dames – Social distinctions – High character is worth more than gilded belt – Precious stones – The castles and other dwellings of the middle ages – Splendid furniture – Humble abodes of the poor – Evening assemblies.