Tag: Augustin Challamel

(Jean Baptiste Marie) Augustin Challamel (1818–1894). French historian. Books: Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles. 1883. The History of female fashion in France. 1874.

French fashion history. Middle Ages. 1422 to 1483.

History, Fashion, France, Middle ages, costumes, hennin, gothic

French fashion history. Middle Ages. 1422 to 1483. Reign of Charles VI, called the Beloved (French: le Bien-Aimé), Charles VII, called the Victorious (French: le Victorieux) and Louis XI. called “Louis the Prudent” (French: le Prudent).

The Carolingian fashion period 752-987. Reign of Charlemagne.

Carolingian, Capetian, costumes, fashion, history, middle ages,

Reign of Charlemagne – The women of the tenth century wear two tunics – Judith’s belt – A veil is obligatory – Miniatures in the Mazarin Library- Charles the Bald’s Bible Shoes – Dress of Queen Lutgarde – Dress of Rotrude and Bertha – Gisla and other kings women of the Emperor – The Successors of Charlemagne – Cannes – Adelaide of Vermandois – The dress of widows.

Fashion History of the French Republic. The fashions of the Directory.

French, Republic, fashion, costumes, modes

The fashion of two dresses, one worn over the other, that had been so general in the latter half of the seventeenth century, and the first half of the eighteenth, had completely disappeared in favour of one gown only.

Fashion in the Reign of Louis XVI. 1780 to 1789. Modes de Paris.

coeffure, Caravanne, Costume, Opera, Rococo, France, fashion,

Fashion in the Reign of Louis XVI. Modes de Paris. Caps – Bonnets – Ruches – Low bodices – Coats, cravats, and waistcoats, Sailor jackets and” pierrots”.

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

Hoop, skirts, French, Rococo, costumes,

The influence of Marie Antoinette on fashion. Various styles of head-dresses. Rose Bertin the world’s first acclaimed couturier. Male and female hairdressers. The toilet of the queen of France. The opera.

Reigns of John II and of Charles V. 1350 to 1380. Middle Ages.

Middle ages, medieval, costumes, fashion, France, history

Reigns of John II and of Charles V. 1350 to 1380. The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries – Low dresses – Garnaches and garde-corps. Precious stones. Splendid furniture.


Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.

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.” ― Vogue.com