Thursday, December 27, 2012

Galerie des Modes, 20e Cahier, 4e Figure

Suit of wool, trimmed with braid à la financiere with a wide braid. (1779)

FRENCH SUIT, of wool, relieved by a wide gold braid with scalloped lamella; double row of braid on the pockets and the sleeve parements, Bourgogne fashion.

Matching vest and breeches.  The braid on the vest and the garters match the braid of the suit.

It is that which is called a Choisi Suit, so called because it is correct to be worn when the Court removes to the chateau of Choisi.  This same etiquette requires it to be green.  It must be of another color when the Court goes to Marly, St. Hubert, and Muette.


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