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… 

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… 

Evening Dress (French) | IMA | ca. 1815

Evening Dress (French) | IMA | ca. 1815

French ensemble | Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion | 1804

French ensemble | Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion | 1804

Plastic bow hair comb (French), Met, 1895

And to finish off this spam, here’s a hair comb that looks like you could buy it at Forever 21 today. How charming!

Plastic bow hair comb (French), Met, 1895

And to finish off this spam, here’s a hair comb that looks like you could buy it at Forever 21 today. How charming!

Steel tiara (French), MFA Boston, nineteenth century

The museum doesn’t give anything about this piece besides a description of what it looks like, but because of the half moon I believe this went with a fancy dress costume from the latter half of the nineteenth century.

Steel tiara (French), MFA Boston, nineteenth century

The museum doesn’t give anything about this piece besides a description of what it looks like, but because of the half moon I believe this went with a fancy dress costume from the latter half of the nineteenth century.

French-made silk velvet headdress, MFA Boston, mid-1800s

French-made silk velvet headdress, MFA Boston, mid-1800s

Simple ribbon headdress (French-made), MFA Boston, mid-1800s

Simple ribbon headdress (French-made), MFA Boston, mid-1800s

French-made beaded silk net headdress, MFA Boston, mid-1800s

French-made beaded silk net headdress, MFA Boston, mid-1800s

French-made silk satin ribbon headdress, MFA Boston, mid-1800s

French-made silk satin ribbon headdress, MFA Boston, mid-1800s


Silvered paper headdress, FIDM Museum, c. 1860

French-made ribbon and paper headdress, MFA Boston, mid-1800s


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