Freemason, and political leader of the early part of the French Revolution. He presided over the Tennis Court Oath.
Jean-Sylvain Bailly was a French astronomer and the first mayor of Paris. Bailly was known for the calculation of the orbit of Halley’s comet in 1759.
In 1789 he became secretary of the Paris electoral college and soon after a deputy of the third estate in the Estates General. On June 3, chosen as President of the National Assembly, he led on 20 June the momentous meeting in the hall of the house ball (Tennis Court Oath).
After the storming of the Bastille, he was appointed mayor of Paris, in the process of Queen Marie Antoinette, he appeared as a witness for their innocence. He was sentenced “as king and friend of violent oppressor of the People’s Freedom” on November 11, 1793 to death on the guillotine and executed the following day.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
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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.