Robes Modèles Historiques, Costume Louis XV
Designed, Printed and Published by Daydou Fils French
Not on view
54th plate of album with 60 19th-century costume plates and 1 drawing of mostly women's historical costumes, featuring a variety of designs for traditional costumes from different parts of the world, as well as costumes for literary characters, including Esmeralda. This plate consists of a woman wearing a female costume of Louis XV, made up of a black jacket with white borders with gold scrolling motifs over a white shirt and an ankle-length, wide skirt with white and gold semi-abstract garlands on the lower border, and with white pieces of fabric with golden scrolling motifs hanging to the front of her body. She wears a red ribbon with a hanging, golden royal star around her neck, and holds a black hat with a golden brooch and white feathers on one hand, and a long, silver sword with golden handle on the other. She wears white stockings with golden buttons and black low heels.