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A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: Galerie des Modes, 8e Cahier, 5e Figure (1778). Caption & long description translated by @Cassidy. "Cook, newly arrived from the Provinces, who is beginning to take on the elegant airs of Paris... She is dressed in a fitted casaquin* with sleeves pulled up en pagode with a ribbon and trimmed with a gathered band. Her headdress is a Bastienne, or a round cap with lappets; a petticoat without trim and a linen apron are the remains of her simple state, but..."

Ladies court dress in yellow silk with white and green frilled edging, engraved by Dupin, plate no.274 from 'Galeries des Modes et Costumes Francais', c.1778-87 (coloured engraving) 99:clothing; traditional dress; traditional costume; fashion; illustration; c18th; fashionable; clothes; female; royal court; aristocracy; aristocrat; courtier;

French fashion print: caraco jacket & skirt (a cut of version of a Robe à la Francaiçe); around 1775/'78.

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Galerie des modes et costumes français 1778-1787 : dessinés d'après nature / réimpression accompagnée d'une préface par M. Paul Cornu, Paris : Émile Lévy : Librairie centrale des beaux-arts , [1912] Reprint. Originally published: Paris : Chez Esnauts et Rapilly, [1778]-1781 Bunka Gakuen University Library, Digital Archive of Rare Materials

"1785 Doll" with costume by Maggy Rouff, made in 1949 as part of the Friendship Train. This gown was inspired by a fashion plate from "La Galerie des Modes", which is credited as the first publication of fashion plates, printed by Parisians Jacques Esnauts and Michel Rapilly in 1778.

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