Thursday, March 14, 2013

Galerie des Modes, 31e Cahier, 4e Figure

This Woman is dressed in a fitted Levite, Belted with a white Scarf, she has a Muslin Apron with a large volant, called à la Gouvernante.  Hat of tinted straw, trimmed with Plumes. (1780)

PLAIN LEVITE, covered with an apron à la gouvernante.  Scarf or belt knotted in a chain.  Kerchief of Italian gauze, placed en cravate, forming a désespoir.

Hairstyle à la réforme, that is to say, very low in the front.  This fashion was pushed, all of a sudden, to excess; Women seemed to have passed the word to abdicate the grand Coiffures; but this revolution was too extreme to hope for a long reign: scarcely three months are passed since its first appearance, then it was dismissed.


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