Adrienne Couvreur, called Lecouvreur, was considered the most important French actress of her time.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
Maria Karolina Zofia Felicja Leszczyńska from the polish noble Leszczynski was by marriage to Louis XV. Queen of France.
German citizen woman with child in 1710, early 18th century. Citizen woman with child in city clothes of the German Rococo, Baroque period. A style mix of different eras. The clear… Read More
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
Frisian islands citizen from Westerland, Sylt 1724. Traditional German men costume, 18th century, rococo period.
Marie Jeanne, comtesse du Barry (Marie Jeanne Bécu) 1743-1793. Mistress of the French King Louis XV.
Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon, Mademoiselle d’Enghien, then Mademoiselle de Charolais, after her marriage Duchess of Maine (8 November 1676 in Paris; – 23 January 1753 ibid.), was a French high aristocrat.
Cabinet des Modes. Paris November 1785. Costume “Femme en fourreau vert à la Levite”
The famous painting, “La Toilette”, in 1742 by François Boucher shows an intimate scene from everyday life of the rococo in exceptional detail.
Costumes historiques pour travestissements par Paul Gavarni
Fashion in the Reign of Louis XVI. Modes de Paris. Caps – Bonnets – Ruches – Low bodices – Coats, cravats, and waistcoats, Sailor jackets and” pierrots”.