For the study of historical dress; consisting of analyses of costume in paintings, translations of and research into fashion plates, and occasionally actual sewing.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Galerie des Modes, 52e Cahier, 2e Figure
Lady of distinction in a morning fourreau with a brocaded gauze belt: she is coiffed with a galant hat, her hair in little curls and her chignon hanging. (1787)
"Ladies still dress in very long fourreaux. It is not permitted to make them, as at other times, in silk fabrics, or in colored linen: they can only be made of white linen, or plain white muslin; still, those of muslin are very rare. One dares sometimes to wear them over pink, blue, green, or violet transparens; but the best, and the most fashionable, is to wear them without transparens."