Romantic era crinoline fashion. La Mode 1850.

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Hand Sew Georgian Gowns and Wear Them With Style by Lauren Stowell (Author), Abby Cox (Author).

Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox of American Duchess have endeavored to make the impossible possible by bringing historically accurate dressmaking techniques into your sewing room. Learn how to make four of the most iconic 18th century silhouettes―the English Gown, Sacque Gown, Italian Gown and Round Gown―using the same hand sewing techniques done by historic dressmakers.

Crinoline fashion. La Mode. Romantic era costumes. Biedermeier fashion.

Crinoline fashion. La Mode 1850.

Crinoline fashion. La Mode 1850.

Confections de la Maison Pozou-Iollois, 33 rue Vivienne. Corsets de Mad. Hippolyte, rue de la Michodière. Bijouterie de Bassot, 26, rue de la Paix. Parfumerie de Guerlain, 15 rue de la Paix. Gants de Guillaume, 22 rue de Bondy.

Source: La mode. Journal et gravures des modes, politique et littéraire. Bibliography of costume. May 1850. Founder and Publisher 1829 to May 1831. Emile de Girardin und Charles Lautour-Mézeray. La Mode, Subtitel: Revue des Modes, Galerie des Moeurs, Album des Salons. First edition October 1829. Publisher: 1831 to 1855, X. A. Dufougerais and M. de Bermond. From 1855 part of La Mode Nouvelle. Illustration: Paul Gavarni (Hippolyte Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier 1804 – 1866) Authors: Charles Nodier, George Sand, Alphonse Karr, Hippolyte Auger, Jules Janin, Eugène Sue, Delphine Gay, Alexandre Dumas, Gérard de Nerval, Alphonse de Lamartine, Honoré de Balzac.

Associated to:

  1. The Second Republic. 1848 to 1851. Victorian era. “Second Rococo”.
  2. Fashion in the Reign of Philippe. 1830 to 1848. Romanticism. Early Victorian era. Biedermeier
  3. Reigns of Louis XVIII. and Charles X. 1815 to 1830. The Restoration period. Biedermeier.
  4. Reign of Napoleon I. 1804 to 1814. First Empire, Regency period.
  5. Comparison of the French and English modes. The Regency fashion period 1808-1815.
  6. Fashion History France. On the history of costumes. Archives of French fashion
Note:  Italian noblewoman with heart shaped hennin. 13th century.

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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Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

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Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ―

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From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)

Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

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Textilepedia. The Complete Fabric Guide.

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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.