For the study of historical dress; consisting of analyses of costume in paintings, translations of and research into fashion plates, and occasionally actual sewing.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Galerie des Modes, 60e Cahier, 4e Figure
The beautiful Sophie waiting for her gallant. She is in a Fourreau à l'Anglaise etc.
"Apart from all the gowns that ladies wear, they still put on the very long fourreaux. It is not permitted to make them as formerly, in a silk fabric or colored linen; they can only be made of white linen or plain white muslin; those of muslin are still very rare. One dares sometimes to wear them over pink, blue, green, or violet transparens; but the best thing, and the most fashionable, is to wear them without transparens."