Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Galerie des Modes, 54e Cahier, 4e Figure

Pretty woman in a morning baigneuse, pierrot with revers and diamond-shaped steel buttons, the petticoat of plain muslin, flounce of the same: she holds a grapevine cane. (1787)

Costume of the Marquise. - "Pierrot and petticoat of embroidered linen, trimmed with lace, pink underpetticoat, kerchief trimmed with seven collars per side; hat à la caravanne, two and a half feet high and five feet in circumference; the hair en Conseiller, shaded by two drapes of three ells of Italian gauze, hanging behind the hat, pink shoes, the soles of which are not 7/12" wide: on the face, 3/24" of white and 2/12" (minus an eighth), of red;* on the ears, spangled rings six inches long; the eyelashes, brows, lips, veins, etc. painted following art; the whitest and best-made teeth that one could find."

Les Chiffons, by Mlle Javotte, mender, Paris, 1787

* I believe this might refer to the depth of what is taken out of the pot

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