Merveilleuse and Incroyable. French fashion of the Directoire.
Historic tragedies have their lessons of instruction to after-generations; they tell their sad tales of sorrow and anguish, which make ears tingle and hearts weep in sympathy. They form graphic chapters in the history of our common humanity, however much we may reluctate to own the relationship. The mind almost refuses to believe that the dreadful scenes and tragedies of the French Revolution, so forcibly styled “the Reign of Terror,” occurred in Imperial Paris, the gorgeous capital of France, and the most fashionable emporium of the present modern world, and within the recollection of many persons now living, even among our friends and neighbors.Continue reading
Timeline of the French Revolution 1789 – 1799
The Incroyables and Muscadins.
The French directory dandies.
Monarchical reaction – Incroyables and Muscadins — Tape-durs— The Café Carchy — The “Requisition” — Political clubs — The “Petit Coblentz” — Intrigues and lampoons — Louis Ange Pitou, (Pitou l’Auxerrois)
Fashion under the French Revolution & Directoire Period 1789 to 1802.
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1789 Fashion in Paris before the taking of the Bastille – Mademoiselle Berthin – 1791 Fashion under the French Revolution – 1794 Fashion reverts to the Greek and Roman period – Disappearance of Louis XVI costumes – Paleness in vogue – Beauties à la Psyche – Varieties of hair-dressing at the commencement of the Directoire – Perruques came into fashion – The painter David, the revolutionary painter apostate – Debate on reformation costume – The Cothurn – The “Merveilleuses” – Greek robes – Roman dresses – Copé, the noted shoemaker
Jean-Marie Collot d’Herbois demolishing buildings of Lyon. French Revolution.
Jean-Marie Collot d’Herbois démolissant des bâtiments de Lyon.
Paul Barras 1755-1829. Member of the Executive Board.
Brissot de Warville 1754 -1793, leader of the Girondins.
Jacques-Pierre Brissot de Warville called Brissot, publicist and journalist, was the Jacobin and later leader of the Girondins, a grouping of moderate Republicans during the French Revolution. Continue reading
Member of the French Directoire 1795-1799.
French Revolution Directory style
Gallery: “Sheets for costume design: historical and folk costumes. Published by Franz Lipperheide, 1876-1887.
- Fashion History France. On the history of costumes.
- The Days of the Directoire. Costumes under the French Revolution 1796.
- Gallery: Les “Incroyables et Merveilleuses”. The “The late Directoire and Empire Style” between 1795–1804.
- French Directory fashion in Paris after the Revolution 1796 to 1800.
- Fashion during the french revolution. Paris 1793 to 1795.
Jean-Sylvain Bailly 1736-1793.
Freemason, and political leader of the early part of the French Revolution. He presided over the Tennis Court Oath.