Jeune Elégante. Robe à la Levite. Coiffure d’un Chapeau en Corbeille.

Coiffure, Chapeau, Corbeille, Louis XVI, Court dress, Rococo, fashion history, 18th century
Jeûne Elégante, Coiffure d’un Chapeau en Corbeille 1780.

Robe à la Levite, Coiffure d’un Chapeau en Corbeille 1780.

Jeune Elégante, Coiffure d’un Chapeau en Corbeille, orné de Fleurs et de Plumes, par dessous un Herisson à deux Boucles détachées, Robe à la Levite, garnie en tuyaux de la même etoffe, avec une ceinture de Taffetas bleue et deux Glands d’Argent.

Young Elegant Girl, Headdress of a Corbeille Hat, adorned with Flowers and Feathers, underneath a Herisson with two Detached Buckles, Dress à la Levite, trimmed in Pipes of the same Fabric, with a Blue Taffeta Belt and two Silver Tassels

Collection d’habillements modernes et galants avec les habillements des princes et seigneurs. Paris 1780. Dessiné par Claude-Louis Desrais; Gravé par Martial Deny; Carl de Vinck. Éditeur et marchand, André Basset.

Illustration, Dragons, fighting,


Note:  Costume de Bal du Temps de Louis XVI.

Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.

Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion. From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.

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The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty: 40 Projects for Period-Accurate Hairstyles, Makeup and Accessories by Lauren Stowell & Abby Cox.

Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail by Avril Hart & Susan North. From cut and construction to fabric and trimmings.


Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.