Gallant with beautiful watch, looking for the sun at noon to check it, he is dressed in a ciselé Velvet Coat, egg-shaped Buttons, English Stockings, etc. - Galerie des Modes, 58e Cahier, 2e Figure

You gotta love a man with striped stockings and comically huge buttons!

Cabinet des Modes, April 1786. 

Cabinet des Modes, February 1786. 

Gallerie des Modes, 1781. 

My apologies for my lack of posts, readers.  My new job is frying my brain.  I come home and can barely put a coherent sentence together, so tumblin’ is dropping off the to-do list.  I’ll try harder. 

As an apology, here are some magnificent court gowns!

Cabinet des Modes (Magasin des Modes), October 1786. 

These are some really great detail shots of their hair!

Journal des Luxus, 1788.

Wow.  This is a guy who is NOT afraid to combine color and patterns!  Also, I’m pretty sure his coat and waistcoat are trimmed with fringe, which is pretty incredible.  

Cabniet des Modes (later Magasin des Modes), November 1786. 

I know they look ridiculous, but I want to be them!

Magasin des Modes, February 1787. 

Everything about this is crazy! 

Journal des Luxus, 1786. 

Love the green gown and the purple feathers!


Drawing of Marie Antoinette, about 1785, ink and color on paper


Pretties!  I wish this artist drew a million pictures!

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Town and Country Magazine, March 1789. 

What a rakish hat you have there, sir!


‘The Bum-Bailiff outwitted, or, The Convenience of fashion’ (1786). ROFLMAO


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A Trip to Blackheath, 1780 (Via the British Museum)

This isn’t a fashion plate, obviously, but I was so struck by the women in the image that I couldn’t resist posting here.  

The soldiers are camped in Blackheath during the Gordon Riots of 1780.

Magasin des Modes, January 1788. 

I want a tiny version of him to put in my pocket and take out at work whenever I’m bored!

Journal des Luxus, 1789.