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.
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”.
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Great Days of the Revolution. Fashion under the French Revolution & Directoire Period 1789 to 1802.
Infanterie légère de la Garde Impériale (Napoléon 1er,1809). Voltigeur. Carabinier.
Journal des dames et des modes. Costumes parisien 1798. Guirlande de Mousse mêlée de fleurs. Manches courtes, gonflées sur l’avant – bras. Ceinture, formée dun Ruban rayé, à carreaux.