Élégantes. Les modes du second empire. Costume féminin français.

Élégantes, modes, second empire, costume, féminin, français,

L’histoire du costume féminin français. Les modes du second empire 1852 a 1870. Planche 1. – Élégantes


  1. Comtesse Walewska. Robe à crinoline en lainage marron clair, à volants bordés de dents brodées en soie marron foncé; sous-manches boutfantes de lingerie à pois bleus.
  2. Paletot cintré en lainage noir, garni de passementeries, manches larges.
  3. Marquise de Contades. Robe de ville en taffetas paille, à volants garnis de lisérés de soie noire.
  4. Impératrice Eugénie. Robe de cour dessinée par David, en satin blanc, nœuds de rubans et volants de dentelle. Traîne garnie de fleurs brodées d’argent et frangée d’un ruché.
  5. La belle Nicchia. Robe de cérémonie pour jeune fille. Soie blanche, corsage en pointe, jupe à crinoline, des guirlandes de roses partent du corsage et tombent sur la jupe.
  6. Comtesse de Castiglione. Robe de velours à large volant bouillonné, retombant sur la jupe, retenu par des rubans rouges partant du corsage. Large fleur brodée. Au bas de la jupe, ruchés de ruban plissé formant des dents arrondies.
  7. Duchesse de Persigny. Robe en satin rose, corsage plat garni de dentelle et de perles blanches.



Note:  Jupes. Les Modes sous Louis XIV. Costume féminin français 1643-1715.

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