Marquise in rococo gown in the Reign of Louis XV 1740

French Marquise Rococo gown. France18th century clothing. Louis XV Ancien Régime fashion. Court Dress in Versailles

Marquise in the Reign of Louis XV 1740

Marquise in rococo gown in the Reign of Louis XV 1740

“Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864

Related: Fashion and costume in the eighteenth century

 

Note:  Reign of Louis XVI. 1774 to 1780. The influence of Marie Antoinette.

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