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An 1827 fashion plate depicting a fanciful masquerade costume based on the traditional folk costumes of Béarn.
A Thomas Rowlandson print depicting a wild masquerade at the Pantheon in London in 1809.
I love this! Brilliant.
Lovely coordinated fancy dress costumes for mother and daughter from Le Follet Courrier des Salons, 1832.
The 1830s saw fancy dress costumes becoming far more fanciful and unrestrained. Women who were modestly covered from head to toe in daily life reveled in creating revealing and controversial costumes, a trend which is still going strong today. This spectacular example is from La Mode magazine, 1831.