France 18th century.
Female costumes of the rococo. Fashions from the first period of the government of Louis XVI. Extravagance of clothes and hairstyles.
The hoop skirt in the age of the Spanish fashion (Renaissance) 16th century, in the age of rococo (Baroque), 18th century, crinoline fashion, 19th century.
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.
France. The fashions under the consulate. Fashionable Parisians enjoy a beautiful spring day at the horse race at the Promenade de Longchamp in 1802.
All the figures on this panel show the predominant influence of the English-French fashions of Louis XVI’s time. History of the costume in chronological development by Auguste Racinet.
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.
This Council examines the resolutions presented to it by the Five Hundred Council. It approves or rejects them, after they have been submitted for discussion.
FRANCE – 18TH CENTURY. TRADITIONAL COSTUMES AND INDOOR FURNISHING, 1794.
Costumed Empire people at a masked ball at the Paris Opera 1804. Illustration by Jean-Francois Bosio. Composition pour le “Journal des Dames”.