French fashion of the aristocracy at the court of Louis XIV.

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Costume de Prince en 1670. Costume de demoiselle d’honneur, en 1661. Reign de Louis XIV.

French fashion of the aristocracy at the court of Louis XIV.

Prince’s costume (According to a painting by Van der Meulen, in 1670.).
Costume of a maid of honor (From Petitot, in 1661. Reign of Louis XIV.).

Source: Paris à travers les siècles. Histoire nationale de Paris et des Parisiens depuis la fondation de Lutèce jusqu’à nos jours, par Henri Gourdon de Genouillac, 1879. Henri Gourdon, known as Gourdon de Genouillac (1826 – 1898) was a French historian, novelist and heraldist specialising in the French nobility and its coats of arms. He was scientific editor of the Journal des employés de Paris, the Journal héraldique, the Monde artiste (1862-1898) and the Passe-temps, a literary and anecdotal journal.

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