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, December 24, 2013
Galerie des Modes, 63e Cahier, 2e Figure
1. Cap à l'Enfant. 2. Hat à la Delphire. 3. Hat à la Italienne. 4. Child Dressed in a Matelot. 5. Little Girl Dressed à l'Espagnolette.
Children. - "Children in Paris are very pretty until the age of seven to eight years. As they are elevated to the place of a numerous crowd of individuals, they contract early an air of ease; they do not have a vacant air; they are not too astonished at the habits of life, nor the worries of the city; a little air of assurance says that they were born in the capital and already molded in its great movement; they have no dread of what happens around them. Put properly, in general, in a simple and easy manner, they owe the liberty of their dress to the writings of J.-J. Rousseau."