Cabinet des Modes, April 1786.
Gallery of Fashion, July 1798.
Another yellow court gown. May I take a moment to point out the most epic feather in the history of feathers.
Gallerie des Modes, 1778.
(Deepest apologies for my absence, readers! I started a new job this week and have been working like a fool, so my blogging time has been nil. In addition, my internet at home is being weird so it’s made keeping things updated challenging. I’m trying!)
Royal Lady’s Magazine, Court and Ball Dress, April 1831.
Holy Cats! This is magnificent. Look at that glorious overskirt! Gold and purple are always so stunning together! And her headdress! All the feathers! Exclamation point!
(And I guess that pink gown is pretty great, too.)
Fashions of London and Paris, Head Dresses, October 1805.
Proof that basic black doesn’t have to be boring! My favorite is actually the little tiara on the bottom right!
Cabniet des Modes (later Magasin des Modes), November 1786.
I know they look ridiculous, but I want to be them!
La Belle Assemblee, Evening Dress, December 1810.
This is definitely before La Belle found their footing with illustrations, but look at the gorgeous detail on that gown! The deep lace around the hem is lovely.
Magasin des Modes, February 1787.
Everything about this is crazy!
Journal des Luxus, 1786.
Love the green gown and the purple feathers!
Gallery of Fashion, February 1798.
There is no such thing as too many giant feathers stuck to your head.
Gallery of Fashion, evening dresses, February 1795.
This fashion plate is wonderful, mostly because of the description. The two dresses on the right are described as polonaise, known far and wide as the dresses with the rucked-up skirts. Interesting…
Journal des Luxus, 1789.
Magasin des Modes, March 1788.
Magasin des Modes Nouvelles, November 1787.