Galerie des Modes, 44e Cahier, 4e Figure

The sensitive Virtuous woman in a robe à l'Anglaise bordered à la Marlborough and in a demi-Balloon hat, only busying herself alone she executes in waiting for a charming duo. (1784)

"Someone wrote to us to ask us if fashion is general, and if it is the same for women of thirty and forty years as for the women of eighteen and twenty, and as in the case where there was a difference for middle age, we do know that one could settle in the Provinces.  We respond that fashion is one and that it is the same for all ages; that the greater part of our ladies, well older than forty, do not have difficulty here in following it and that they never appear condemnable."

Cabinet des Modes, 1 July 1786.