Incroyable suit (image 1) | French | late 1790s | silk, copper | Bonhams Auction House | June 2014/Lot 538 | Extremely rare; only a handful still survive

Incroyable suit (image 1) | French | late 1790s | silk, copper | Bonhams Auction House | June 2014/Lot 538 | Extremely rare; only a handful still survive

Les Incroyables meaning "incredible" describing men in the 1800's who dressed extravagantly , had shaggy unkept hair

Les Incroyables meaning "incredible" describing men in the 1800's who dressed extravagantly , had shaggy unkept hair

John Galliano  “Les Incroyables”, London, 1984

John Galliano “Les Incroyables”, London, 1984

Vivienne Westwood - Pirates  Vivienne Westwood's first runway show presented at…

Vivienne Westwood - Pirates Vivienne Westwood's first runway show presented at…

Haysi Fantayzee.  I had hair extensions from Antenna.  Mine weren't quite as showy as these.

Haysi Fantayzee. I had hair extensions from Antenna. Mine weren't quite as showy as these.

Reading Treasure: Gisela Röder's History of Fashion 1790s France - Incroyables and Merveilleuses

Reading Treasure: Gisela Röder's History of Fashion 1790s France - Incroyables and Merveilleuses

Incroyable and Merveilleuse. Source: B.Latouche, a well documented website on the revolutionary times.

Incroyable and Merveilleuse. Source: B.Latouche, a well documented website on the revolutionary times.

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