This figure is dressed in a Lévite fitted à l'Anglaise with little pleats around the waist. The Coiffure is a coiffure à l'enfance. (1780)
"The farthingales of our mothers, their slashed and flounced fabrics, their ridiculous epaulettes, their pregnant minds[?], this multitude of sleeves of which some resembled veritable poultices[?], all have disappeared, except the excessive height of their coiffures: ridicule could not correct this recent custom: but this defect is tempered by taste and grace which reside in the structure of the elegant edifice. Women, all things considered, are better set-up today than they have ever been: their outfits unite lightness, decency, coolness, and grace. These gowns of a light fabric renew themselves more often then gowns which shine with gold and silver; they follow, as it were, the nuances of the flowers of various seasons. They need only the hand of our marchandes de modes to change them with a so prodigious diversity of gauze, linen, and ribbons."
- Sebastien MERCIER, Tableau de Paris, édit. 1783
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