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
Medieval nobility clothing. Emperor Henry II., 1000 A.C. Figure of Frankish King Henry II., 973-1024, called the saints and a Frankish bishop. 1004 Henry II. became king, and 1014 he was… Read More
Frankish king King Charles II the Bald, with two pages, Carolingian 9th century. Charles II the Bald (born 823 † 877), was from the noble family of the Carolingians, West Frankish… Read More
The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)
From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)
The history of costumes. Twenty-ninth arch. X. Century. Illustration by A. Müller. Munich picture sheet no. 592.
Frankish king and queen. The history of costumes. Twenty-ninth arch. X. Century. Illustration by A. Müller. Munich picture sheet no. 592.
The fashion of two dresses, one worn over the other, that had been so general in the latter half of the seventeenth century, and the first half of the eighteenth, had completely disappeared in favour of one gown only.
Costumes historiques pour travestissements par Paul Gavarni
The influence of Marie Antoinette on fashion. Various styles of head-dresses. Rose Bertin the world’s first acclaimed couturier. Male and female hairdressers. The toilet of the queen of France. The opera.
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
The origin of the hooped skirt. The Farthingale, Petticoats, Leghorn Chips.