The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty by Lauren Stowell & Abby Cox.
Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Fashion in Detail by Avril Hart & Susan North.
The History of Modern Fashion: From 1850 to 2010 by Daniel James Cole & Nancy Deihl.
Female costumes from the 2nd half of the 18th century. Lady and cook of this period in French costume.
Shoe fashion with high heels.
Under A we reproduce a shoe as it played a great role in the female costume of this period; it is made of red Genoese silk damask with slightly raised silver embroidery; that of the front part at B shown from the front and that embroidery on the heel under C; the whole work shows great fineness and accuracy.
Since one could not walk with such high heels on the street and on uneven ground without danger, one used a lower shoe as it appears here at D; the same filled the space between the heel and the front part and was tied over the upper part of the shoe.
Under E, we reproduce a lady of this period in a French costume, as it spread in this fashion in other countries. The distinguished lady E, as well as the cook under F, both wear the shoes with high heels, one of which we depicted in reality. The two female figures are after rarely coloured copper engravings by Leclerc.
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)
Source: Traditional costumes, works of art and equipment from the early Middle Ages to the end of the eighteenth century, after simultaneous originals by Dr. J. H. von Hefner-Alteneck. Published by Heinrich Keller. Frankfurt a. M. 1879-1889.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton, Sølve Sundsbø.
Chanel: The Complete Collections of spectacular clothes by Patrick Mauriès.
Tom Ford. 21st century glamour of style and sensuality by Tom Ford, Bridget Foley.