Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Galerie des Modes, 58e Cahier, 6e Figure

The enticing Ogler, he is coiffed with a hat à la Mexborough and dressed in a striped Coat.

Oglers. - "Paris is full of these ruthless oglers who plant themselves in front of you and fix their immobile and confident eyes on your person: this custom no longer passes as indecent, by becoming common.  Women are not offended by it, provided that it happens at spectacles and on promenades; but if one tries to look at them thus in a circle of people, the ogler will be taxed with insolence, and treated as impolite."

SEBASTIEN MERCIER, Tableau de Paris, 1784.

1 comment:

  1. I love that it is a gentleman in a red suit paired with this little quote about ogling! Usually it's a lady in a red dress.

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