Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Galerie des Modes, 59e Cahier, 4e Figure

 Pretty Agnes, coiffed à l'Anglomane, dressed in a Caraco en Veste with revers, &c.

"Our Ladies, after having consumed all their science in infinitely varying their gowns, redingotes, demi-redingotes, etc. etc., have employed the little which remains to them to vary caracos which are nearly the only garments worn today. For that they have begun to compose them of a corset which is worn underneath, and from which the sleeves come out, and a caraco bodice to which they have only given quarter-sleeves, that they trim with manchettes."

Le Magasin des Modes, 10 October 1791

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