Following the Revolution and continuing into the subsequent Napoleonic period (from about 1790 to 1825), a very distinctive style of fashion was developed in France It was copied all over Europe and is immortalised for English speakers in the fashions current in the novels of Jane Austen .
The fashion plates offered here are from French fashion magazines of the period. They are only a selection, ask us if you want to see more.
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FJ 017 Percale bonnet and muslin dress, opening at the back with a row of buttons. Fashion plate 1232 from Costumes Parisiens, 1812. $A 60
FJ 019 Pilgrim style Italian straw hat, muslin frock with pleated blouse … . Fashion plate 2323 from Costumes Parisiens, 1825. $A 60
FJ 018 Parasol bonnet and dress with two flounces . Fashion plate 1256 from Costumes Parisiens, 1812. $A 60
FJ 016 Elegant dandy. Male fashion plate 627, from the Modes de Paris, a regular feature of the magazine Le Petit Courier des Dames [Ladies’ Little Mail], published at No 2/8 Boulevard des Italiens, Paris. c 1823. $A 80
FJ 027 At the race track. Male fashion plate 326, from the Modes de Paris, a regular feature of the magazine , Le petit courier des dames [Ladies’ little Mail], Paris, c 1823. $A 80