For the study of historical dress; consisting of analyses of costume in paintings, translations of and research into fashion plates, and occasionally actual sewing.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Galerie des Modes, 55e Cahier, 3e Figure
1. Lady coiffed with a négligé Cap, dressed in a morning Gown. 2. Mantelet of black taffeta. 3. Hat trimmed with plumes and ribbons. 4. Satin Cap trimmed with a streaked ribbon. (1787)
"Baigneuses are worn in the demi-toilette. Formerly, they only served for the morning, to go out without being fully dressed; but, today, our ladies hardly go out in night caps, trimmed with blonde lace or bobbin lace, and in hair rolled above, from which escapes from each side two or three unrolled curls."