Woman of the Court of Louis XV. Femme de la cour de Louis XV., XVIII Siecle.
Louis XV was King of France and Navarre from 1715 to 1774. The people called him “the much-loved” and later “the unloved”. His reign falls into the fashion era of the Rococo. See: Mme de Pompadour. The most elegant women of the Rococo period.
Source: Costumes historiques de ville ou de théatre et travestissements. Author: Achille Devéria and José Domínguez Bécquer. Publisher Paris: Goupil et Vibert 1831. Publisher London: Charles Tilt 1839. Printed by: Lemercier & Cie.
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.