Alsace empire costume from Kochersberg in 1840.

French Empire costumes. Biedermeier fashion.
Paysanne de Kochersberg

Romantic costume of a woman from Kochersberg, Alsace.

(German Biedermeier)

Source: Costumes historiques pour travestissements par Paul Gavarni (Guillaume Sulpice Chevalier 1804-1866)

Related to: The Switzerland national costumes of 17th – 19th century originals.

Note:  La Sylphide. The ballerina Marie Taglioni dancing the Flore.

Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.

Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion.

From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.


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