Gallerie des Modes, 1776. 

VERY hard to do without a hairdresser!

Gallerie des Modes, 1776. 

One of these days I will recreate one of these hairstyles. 

Gallerie des Modes, 1776

Gallerie des Modes, 1776. 

Hoods and calashes and veils, oh my!

Gallerie des Modes, 1776.

Gallerie des Modes, 1776

Heavens!  Those are quite colorful…

Gallerie des Modes, 1776

Gallerie des Modes, 1776

The Gallerie des Modes regularly did these little multi-plates of the Coeffures, or hairstyles, of the moment.  They are a really nice way to see the detail of the decorations and trim on their necklines, as well as their lovely caps and hair ornaments. 

The Dress of the Year 1776, by Ann Frankland Lewis

Feathers!  FEATHERS!