For the study of historical dress; consisting of analyses of costume in paintings, translations of and research into fashion plates, and occasionally actual sewing.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Galerie des Modes, 17e Cahier, 2e Figure
Young Woman, coiffed in a round half-cap called "the Milkmaid", with a pink headband, a satin pelisse lined with fur over a Polonaise of pink taffeta striped with blue, with a petticoat of the same. (1779)
Matching morning negligée, in Winter. The Print and the caption that
accompanies it give a sufficient idea of this costume of the flirtatious
Bourgeoises. One will observe only the two falling curls of hair, accompanied by a pulled-up chignon in a braid, and the prodigious height of the petticoat's volant, that conform to the etiquette or usual fashionable clothing.