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, 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."