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 9, 2013
Galerie des Modes, 61e Cahier, 3e Figure
Young Lady in a Winter Redingote and a Hat à la Genlis.*
"In the current times, when the majority of minds are much less carried by the idea of pleasures, and when people hardly take any other leisures than reciprocating visits, our ladies dress more in robes parées or demi-négligés, than in caracos, jackets, or pierrots. These latter garments being more dedicated to balls or promenades."
Le Magasin des Modes, 20 February 1788
* Probably Stéphanie Félicité du Crest de Saint-Aubin, Comtesse de Genlis (1746–1830), a well-educated courtier and writer.