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 18, 2013
Galerie des Modes, 53e Cahier, 6e Figure
Young Elégant dressed in an embroidered coat with a vest of the newest taste. (1787)
Knight's Costume. - "Coat, vest, and breeches of a silk stuff appropriate to the season: on the sword, a cabbage bow which prevents the hilt from being found; very long curls, and overall extremely large, because they mingle better; the hair very enlarged, very crimped, the toupet strongly in front, and the sides very large; so that there is only the cap to put on to make a woman's coiffure."
Les Chiffons, by Mlle Javotte, mender, Paris, 1787