Neoclassicism. Louis XVI, French fashion c. 1790-1792

Neoclassicism, Louis XVI, fashion, Revolution, costumes,
Louis XVI Costumes 1770-1795

Louis XVI fashion 1790 – 1792. French Revolution costumes.


  • 453. All blue male costume with shoulder sash in red, white and blue, 1790.
  • 454. Dark blue masculine woman’s dress with red lapels and cravat, hat with cockade and ostrich Feathers, 1790.
  • 455. White dress, jacket laced in front; in the hand, a yo-yo, 1791.
  • 456. Grey-powdered hair with wreath of roses, red ribbon round neck, à la guillotine, 1791.
  • 457. Grey-powdered hair, brown coat with high red collar, yellow knee-breeches, blue embroidered waistcoat, 1791.
  • 458. Grey-powdered curled hair, small frilled hat, dress with stripes at hem, fichu, 1792.
  • 459. Grey-powdered hair, straw hat with ribbon under chin, fichu and scarf, 1792.

Source: « Histoire du costume » par Henry Harald Hansen. Dessins de Ebbe Susen, Mogens Bryder et Kaj Norregaard. Traduit du Danois par Jaqueline Puissant.Flammarion, Paris, 1954.


Note:  The Poissards. Louis XVI receives parisian women in Versailles.

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