For the study of historical dress; consisting of analyses of costume in paintings, translations of and research into fashion plates, and occasionally actual sewing.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Galerie des Modes, 53e Cahier, 3e Figure
Young Lady ready to ride horseback: she is dressed in a great redingote à l'Allemande* with a galant hat. (1787)
"We have seen, under the preceding reigns, dances, entire ballets executed with horses. It would be rather pleasant for fashion to bring back these amusements. The taste that our beautiful Ladies begin to take for equestrianism and the one which suits their sex for dance, will perhaps carry out this singularity one day."