1788 Genevieve Sophie le Coulteux du Molay by Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-Lebrun (Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris France)

The studied casual emphasis of French fashion in pre-Revolutionary France shows here with the frizzy coiffure and waist band over a striped skirt. Her jacket has very long tails and her casual-looking fichu is edged in lace that was very pricey at that time. To summarize, Madame du Molay's dress looks casual, but the glint of gold shows and it is not suitable for a working girl.

Keywords:  1788, Vigee-Lebrun, French, bouffant frizzy coiffure, feathered hat, veil, vee neckline, fichu, lace, jacket, lapels, tails, cuffs


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