English Frac. Frac à l’anglaise, avec Bavaroises 1780.

Baroque dress. French rococo costume. Louis XVI fashion period.
Frac à l’anglaise, avec Bavaroises.

Frac à l’anglaise, avec Bavaroises.

Jeune élégant vêtu dun Frac à l’anglaise, avec Bavaroises, collet noire Bas à côté, coiffé d’un Chapeau à la jokes ou Jacquet.

Elegant young man dressed in an English Frac, with Bavarians, black collar Bottom side, wearing a Hat à la jokes .

1er Cahier de la Collection d’Habillements Modernes et Galants, avec les habillements des princes et seigneurs. Designed by Claude-Louis Desrais (French, 1746–1816), Engraved by Martial Deny (French, born in 1745), Publisher Paul-André Basset.


Note:  Young woman in high hairstyle and small hoops 1762.

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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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