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Redingote ca. 1785
From the Rijks Museum
French Fashions from 1780.
Marie-Antoinette with Uncolored (!!!) Hair by François Dumond
There’s no date, but I’d say this is late 1770s, especially because she looks so young; it could also be early 1780s (zone fronts were popular in this period). Wasn’t she beautiful? I love her delicately arched eyebrows.
Gallerie des Modes 1780, a young nurse-maid in a long dress with apron and bonnet.
Gotta love the child on a lease circa 1780s.
Victoire Louise Marie Thérèse de France (Madame Victoire) by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, 1788
Stunning purple! What a delicious robe à la française. I also just realized that there is a fleur de lis in the upper left corner, and I can’t tell if that is painted on or if it was somehow added by someone on the internet.. I’ve never seen a symbol like that in the corner of a portrait, but it would make sense as the fleur de lis is the symbol of the ancien régime (and Mdm Victoire is the daughter of King Louis XV)!
Marie-Antoinette by Vigée-Lebrun (of course), 1788
Le reine de mode! J’adore le bordure de fourrure.
Gallerie des Modes Pierrot, 1787
Eighteenth century clothes while cuddling a cat? With a peppy dog at her feet? This is basically me.
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife (Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze) by Jacques-Louis David, 1788
This is a flawless chemise dress - even if it was painted by David…
Portrait of a Lady with a Book, Next to a River Source, by Antoine Vestier, 1785
I just can’t resist the sheer stripey silk goodness of her gown. Brilliant.
Louise Augusta, Princess of Denmark, by Jens Juel, 1784
A favorite because the colors and fabrics of her gown are just like candy.