Robe de Cour avec son panier, garnie de feuilles de chêne en guirlandes.

Robe, Cour, rococo, costume, fashion,  lLouis XVI
Robe de Cour avec son panier, garnie de feuilles de chêne en guirlandes.

Robe de Cour avec son panier.

A Madame la Comtesse d’Oyras:

«1786, 1er février. – La garniture d’une robe d’étoffe satinée fond oeillet de roi, rayé satinée blanc, la draperie garni d’un crêpe brodé en satin nué de toutes couleurs par bouillons, bordé d’un plissé de blonde batarde, de chaque coté un tulle à bordure chicoré, en tête les bas du parement garnie de même, les manchettes chicorées de tulle à la silhouette, le jupon assorti garni d’un volant de même crêpe, brodé comme celui de la robe d’une canète bleue et d’une petite blonde, la coquille de même crêpe par bouillons avec des noeuds de ruban bleu comme aux draperies de chaque coté de la coquille, un tour de robe en blonde batarde … 388 liv.

«Une parure de 3 noeuds de ruban vert et violet bordé d’un petit pied de blonde … 18 –
«Un tour de robe de blonde batarde … 14 –
«La pièce en barrière assortie. …. 6 –

Dossiers Bertin [Bibliothèque Doucet).

Galerie des Modes et Costumes Français Dessinés d’Apres Nature 1778-1787. Réimpression accompagnée d’une préface par M. Paul Cornu. Émile Lévy, Éditeur. Nicolas Dupin, naar Augustin de Saint-Aubin, 1787


Note:  French Lord in Rococo costume and Allonge wig.

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.

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The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty: 40 Projects for Period-Accurate Hairstyles, Makeup and Accessories by Lauren Stowell & Abby Cox.

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Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ―

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)

Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is easy to read. Whether you are an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you will ever need to navigate the fashion scene.

Textilepedia. The Complete Fabric Guide.

The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.


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.