Galerie des Modes, 42e Cahier, 2e Figure

Gown en Fourreau, turned-up sleeves, the edge of the Gown turned back in front, with cords and a button, from which hangs a tassel. (1784)

Hats trimmed with flowers. - Trimmings made by Mlle Bertin for the Princess of Baratinsky.

"1782, 8 August. - A high-crowned hat of yellow straw lined with taffeta, a garland of cornflowers and poppies around the crown, a while feather and a bow behind. - 54 livres.

"A second hat of yellow straw lined with blue taffeta and edged with a beautiful blonde fond d'Alençon lace, with packets of pink carnations and mignonette, a white feather and a blue ribbon. - 84 livres.

"A hat dressed and edged with a garland of scabiosa, with bouillons of white ribbons, two curled plumes and a panache of cut plumes. - 72 livres."

Dossiers Bertin, Doucet Library.


  1. But I like it! It's the first of these dresses in a long time that I look at and right off-the-bat think, "I could get into sewing that and wearing that!" Right down to the green gloves!

    1. For real?

      I do actually love a lot about it ... just not the color scheme. Pink with orange, nah.

  2. OhMyGod I Love the colors! To heck with all the nay-sayers.

    1. They're definitely not ones you see frequently on re-enactors and interpreters!


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