For the study of historical dress; consisting of analyses of costume in paintings, translations of and research into fashion plates, and occasionally actual sewing.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Galerie des Modes, 52e Cahier, 4e Figure
Young Bourgeoise seated in a public promenade, counterfeiting as a Lady of quality in simpering with her dog: she is in a large hat with bows and large buckles à l'Américaine. (1787)
Rouge. - "If women could abolish this outrageous daubing of white and too-pronounced red, they would have destroyed the poor taste of their mothers, and would enjoy the advantages that nature gave them; they have no need of diamonds and jewelry, displays of luxury and opulence; diamonds share the attention owed to their real beauty and the most piquant charm of a beauty is in ignoring that she is one."