Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Galerie des Modes, 45e Cahier, 4e Figure

As brilliant as Venus, the beautiful Dorine busies herself with what she read in a letter dictated by the keenest love; her gown is à la Marlborough, and her hat is à la Charlotte. (1785)

Accessories made by Mme Bertin for Mme Duchatelet. - "1785, 15 June: A hat topped with violet gauze, edged with a beautiful blonde lace; storms of the violet gauze in contrary pleats on the crown and knots of straw ribbons ... 78 livres.

"A yellow straw hat, lined with white taffeta with a pleated chemise of blue Florentine taffeta on the crown, two steel buckles on the taffeta, said hat held up at the side by a similar buckle: a panache of three plumes which were furnished ... 60 livres."

Dossiers Bertin, Doucet Library

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