France 18th century. The great state robe. Fashion types 1775-1785. The decoration. Hairstyle. Galerie des modes et costumes français
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Fan decoration of the reign of Louis XIV., and during the first part of the reign of Louis XV. was greatly improved by the celebrated Vernis Martin (Martin’s Varnish).
A Madame la Comtesse d’Oyeras. Un tour de robe en blonde tournante
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THE Vignette represents a Lingerie Shop in Paris, around 1770. Pattern of the most common underwear. Alphabetical and numerical embroidery patterns.
Elegant little dress in striped Indian taffeta, trimmed in Pouf, the trim in the same fabric.
GRANDE ROBE A LA FRANÇAISE. (Marie Antoinette). Great French dress, with a closed body.
This painting dates from the most characteristic period of Louis XV’s reign and shows an extremely accurate representation of the society of that time.
LA COMTESSE DE PROVENCE. Robe de Cour, Moyen Panier 1778. Galerie des Modes et Costumes Français Dessinés d’Apres Nature 1778-1787.
Princess Lamballe. This illustrious female was one of the most innocent victims of the Revolution
Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France.