Galerie des Modes, 52e Cahier, 4e Figure

Young Bourgeoise seated  in a public promenade, counterfeiting as a Lady of quality in simpering with her dog: she is in a large hat with bows and large buckles à l'Américaine. (1787)

Rouge. - "If women could abolish this outrageous daubing of white and too-pronounced red, they would have destroyed the poor taste of their mothers, and would enjoy the advantages that nature gave them; they have no need of diamonds and jewelry, displays of luxury and opulence; diamonds share the attention owed to their real beauty and the most piquant charm of a beauty is in ignoring that she is one."

Sébastien MERCIER, Tableau de Paris, 1783

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