Costumes and scarves in the 18th and 19th century. The fashion of classicism during the French directorate, consulate and first empire.
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The striped stockings and crooked stick are characteristic of the Incroyables. The trend toward simplicity resulted in a classic silhouette for women (Merveilleuses).
France 18th century. Fashion types from the time of the Directory. Stock exchange speculators and crooks. The Merveilleuses and the Incroyables.
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Women’s fashion of classicism in France at the end of the 18th century. Modes of the Directory and the Consulate (1795-1804).
France. The fashion of the dandies from 1801 to 1805. Paris in transition from Directoire to Empire.
The comfortable costume, in which the belt was attached at a normal height, was soon followed by the close-fitting dress, the robe collante
The figures are all taken from fashion journals. The period includes the last period of the convent, the rule of the board of directors and the beginning of the consulate.
Europe. 18th century. The French influence. Under the reign of terror, the development of fashions began and reached perfection under the direction of the Directorate.
THE Executive Board will have two costumes; one for its ordinary functions, the other for the representation of groups, national holidays, etc.
THE Members who make up the Council of the Five Hundred and One hundred, wear the long white dress, the blue belt, the scarlet coat, (all in wool) and the blue velvet hat.