Galerie des Modes, 32e Cahier, 1ere Figure

Young Lady carrying her child in a Cradle to breastfeed while walking.  She is dressed in a Lévite whose Collar is painted all around and trimmed with Gauze, as are the parements of the Sleeves.  (1780)


  1. Dear Cassidy,
    How I wish this plate had come with more details...the materials, for instance. Is this painted silk we are looking at, or painted cotton, or even painted linen? Of what is the volante (flounce) made on the petticoat? Is this a gauze or something with more body?

    Love the way the nurse's pinner apron is worn, so that the top becomes the dress neckline. So nice and clean.

    My lady's hat I could do without. It looks like an erupting volcano.

    Very best,


    1. Yes, it is too bad - this chapter's really more about showing philosophies than fashion.

      I'm still stuck on carrying the baby in its cradle rather than just ... holding it in her arms. Why??

  2. I'm with you on the baby trough. Clearly, she can barely hang on to the thing while sitting, let alone walking. I enjoy the look on the maid's face. She seems highly amused at the mistress's new apparatus.


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