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Galerie des Modes, 9e Cahier, 2e Figure  Elegant lady in informal gown of striped Indian Taffeta, trimmed with poufs in the same fabric. (1778)

Galerie des Modes, Cahier, Figure Elegant lady in informal gown of striped Indian Taffeta, trimmed with poufs in the same fabric.

A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: Galerie des Modes, 12e Cahier, 6e Figure (1778). Caption & long description translated by @Cassidy. "Young lady in a taffeta caraco, coiffed in a demi-cap; this dress derives from Nantes, in Brittany, where the Bourgesoises of the town wore it to the passage of M. the Duke d'Aiguillon in 1768... It is said at the bottom of this Print that the caraco derives from Nantes in Brittany, where the bourgeoises wore it at the passage of M. the Duke d'Aiguillon…

Young lady in a taffeta caraco, coiffed in a demi-cap; this dress derives from Nantes, in Brittany, where the Bourgesoises of the town wore it to the passage of M. the Duke d'Aiguillon in

Riding jacket, 1730, made from drab colored worsted wool with matching silk velvet collar & cuffs. The bodice and sleeves are lined with unbleached linen. The skirt & bodice facing is of shell pink silk taffeta. It is part interlined with canvas. There are 2 buttons on each cuff. It fastens with silver and pewter covered bone buttons with wide button holes worked in silver thread. There are buttons and button holes on each pocket flap (3) and hip buttons with 2 buttons on each side vent.

Snowshill Manor © National Trust / Simon Harris (Miss Botty written inside)

"Circassienne fond de couleur, à bandes d'etoffe peinte et une petite bande de gaze plissée autour: la juppe est d'une autre couleur, et la garniture de la juppe pareille a celle de la robe.  La coeffure est un chapeau a la Grenade", Gallerie des Modes, 1780; MFA 44.1469

Circassienne in background color, with bands of painted fabric and a little band of pleated gauze around it: the skirt is another color, and the trimming of the petticoat is the same as that of the gown. The headdress is a hat à la Grenade

Lévite outfit trimmed with tassels, epaulettes, and cords: the matching petticoat bordered with a band of a different color, a blonde lace on the edges of the Lévite and two sides of the petticoat trimming.  The hat is of white gauze, and trimmed en pouf with black gauze, belted with black lace and a colored ribbon. (1780)

1780 French Fashion Plate - Style: Habit en Levite-- the skirt might be a great play on ideas for Steam punk

Historical Dresses on their way to the Derby I was browsing the Museum of London collections looking for some interesting new references. I usually don’t use their website because the search …

Mad Hatting from the Museum of London

Ball gown and hat ensemble costume, circa Made of very thin silk taffeta with very fine stripes of red, blue and white. A white leaf pattern is woven into the fabric as well as floral sprays in various colours.

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