Monday, November 25, 2013

Galerie des Modes, 3e Cahier de Grandes Robes d'Etiquette, 6e Figure

Robe de Cour à la Turque, Oriental coiffure with aigrettes and plumes, etc. 

Furnishings made by Rose Bertin, modiste to the Queen, for the Countess d'Ogeras.

"1786, 1st February. - The trimming of a robe à la Turque of pink and black striped velvet, the parements trimmed with a band of white satin, striped with pearls, edged on each side with a pink comet; a pleated ruffle of white blonde; the petticoat of pink satin trimmed with a volant of blonde striped with pearls, edged with a pink comet and black velvet, with the same blonde as on the gown pleated on each side with a barrière of pearls at the top. ... 244 livres.

"A gown edging in bastard blonde. ... 16 livres.

"A pair of little manchettes in 2 rows of pretty tournante blonde with a tulle ground supporting said gown. ... 54 livres."

Dossiers Bertin (Doucet Library)

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