Corsages. Les modes sous Louis XV. La mode du rococo.

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Corsages. La mode du rococo. Louis XV 1715-1774.

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L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes sous Louis XV 1715-1774. La Mode du Rococo. Corsages – Planche 6.

  1. Corsage de jeune fille, rose pâle, avec guirlande de roses en bandoulière,
  2. Costume de paysanne galante, en taffetas bleu, volant de dentelle aux manches, lacé devant sur un fond blanc, basques découpées et brodées. Rubans bouillonnés.
  3. Corsage de velours rose vif, dentelle bouillonnée au décolleté, échelle de ruban devant, volants de velours froncé aux manches, et dentelle retombant.
  4. Corsage de satin ivoire, bordé d’un galon bleu s’ouvrant sur un devant de lingerie de linon brodé et plissé.
  5. Mme de Pompadour, en robe d’apparat, d’après un pastel de Latour.
  6. Corsage de campagne en tissu à fleurettes imprimées, ruban de velours laçant le devant rose au décolleté, manches droites se terminant par un volant de linon.
  7. Corsage de la duchesse de Palari, en taffetas broché, resserré à la manche par un bracelet de pierreries, au décolleté dentelle plissée de Chantilly.
  8. Corsage de soie rose saumon, très décolleté, avec ruché de dentelle tout autour. Volant à la manche et agrafe de rubis.
  9. Corsage (1755), en taffetas jaune, devant satin blanc, fleurettes bleues brodées. Volant à la manche et ruché de dentelle au cou.

Source: L’Histoire du Costume Féminin Français. Paul Louis Victor de Giafferri.

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