Elegant young lady coiffed in an English Cap and dressed in a pouf Polonaise trimmed with gauze with a streaked ribbon; matching petticoat. (1778)
Negligée polonaise: these gowns fasten simply over the chest like the current polonaises,* not extended to the waist, having long wings and a very short tail.
English cap, in organ pleats, positioned mostly in the back; papillon with four wings, held in by a bouillonné ribbon below a second wrapped ribbon; peasant-style lappets. Negligée hairstyle, the phisionomie raised and separate, two curls on the side, the favori in front of the ear.
* See the seventh book, first plate.
You have slight error on "orgues" : it doesn't mean organdy, but church organ ! So the pleats are organ pipes pleats actually, same thing that in englishReplyDelete
Thank you! This is why I always put the original text in, so that my mistakes can be caught.Delete