France 18th century. Fashion types from the time of the Directory. Stock exchange speculators and crooks. The Merveilleuses and the Incroyables.
Greece women’s costumes. The chitons, strophion, make-up. Garments of the Greek women. Rubbing the hands and feet with Egyptian perfume. The bust band was called Strophion. The chitons were designed differently.
Chapeau en Barque. Costume Chevelure à la François 1er. Charivari de Breloques.
Costume Bateau, Habit Couleur Crotin Culotte de Peau.
Costume Cheveux a l’Enfant. Pantalon de Tricot, Bottes a la Hussarde. Chapeau à la Robinson.
Incroyable. Costume Habit vert saute culotte de Casimir. Cravate à oreilles de lièvre.
Coiffure de l’invention de Mr. Guillaume. Robe de l’invention de Mme. Bouhot.
Costume de Bal.
Costume Toilette de Spectacle. Directoire fashion
Costume Une Mariée.
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