Robes Modèles Historiques, Costume 1er Empire
Designed, Printed and Published by Daydou Fils French
Not on view
58th 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 costume of the 1er Empiree, made up of a soft yellow dress with blue fabric on the sleeves and around the bust, and a blue train with yellow tassels on the lower border, and with two garlands of light pink roses and green leaves that fall from the waist and scroll around the border of the skirt. These garlands also form the border of the train. The collar of the dress is made up of white ruffles. She wears her hair up, held by a headdress with a soft blue ribbon bow and several white feathers, cream gloves with light blue ruffles on the borders, light blue sotckings and mustard yellow low heels. She holds a closed, yellow fan in her arms.