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  • Oskar Fischel
  • Modes Manners of the Nineteenth Century as Represented in the Pictures and Engravings by the Time, Vol. 1 of 3 (Classic Reprint) 

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    Genre:  Geschichte / Politik / Kultur 
    ISBN:  9781330515730 
    Verlag:  Forgotten Books 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D 15 mm 
    Gewicht:  377 gr 
    Seiten:  278 
    Zus. Info:  23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam 
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    Excerpt from Modes Manners of the Nineteenth Century as Represented in the Pictures and Engravings by the Time, Vol. 1 of 3

    Although the French Revolution provided a check to the luxury and absurdity of men's costumes, that of women soon became as preposterous and extravagant as ever. The Empress josephine appeared at Court in a dress of tissue of gold embroidered in large emeralds enlivened by rivulets of diamonds, with a tiara, combs, earrings, and necklace of emeralds. As for the coiffure, the year 1840 saw some fine inventions, to the full as absurd as the black owl head-dress that Madame de Sevigne describes so delightfully. The girafi now appeared, a tower of bows, ribands, combs, and feathers, and the casque head-dress was not far behind it in the race for monstrosity.

    Curiously enough, the zeal for the natural and simple first developed by the French after the Revolution gave rise to a mischievous convention. It became fashionable for women to go about lightly draped in thin muslins. The dress of a young lady in January snows consisted of a scanty muslin frock open at the neck, diaphanous white stockings, and slight thin slippers. Consumption became fashionable it was called decline, and considered poetic. Fainting and hysterics were studied as a fine art. Eating became a vulgar indulgence as far as women were concerned, and appetites were furtively satisfied behind the scenes. Even when the slim white muslins disappeared, giving way before the prodigious crino line, the theory of the ethereal nature of woman remained in full force, and hysteria became the unlucky mistress of many a household.

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