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"H!a quel vent! C'est incroyable" © The Trustees of the British Museum. Satire on the Incroyables: two couples face each other, the Incroyable in one peers through a glass as the wind lifts off the wig of the Merveilleuse of the other. c.1797 Etching and aquatint

Full: Front Satire on the Incroyables: two couples face each other, the Incroyable in one peers through a glass as the wind lifts off the wig of the Merveilleuse of the other. Etching and aquatint © The Trustees of the British Museum

Follies of the Day - a Scene in Paris 1798 British Museum acc number 2010,7081.1069

Follies of the Day - a Scene in Paris 1798 British Museum acc number…

Plate 1: two couples dancing the waltz, dressed in costumes of the Incroyables and Merveilleuses.  1801?  Hand-coloured etching

Le Bon Genre, Plate two couples dancing the waltz, dressed in costumes of the Incroyables and Merveilleuses. Published by: Pierre La Mésangère 1800

Living with Jane: Incroyables and Merveilleuses

Living with Jane: Incroyables and Merveilleuses.The Incroyables (the Unbelievables) and the Merveilleuses (the Marvelous Ones) were part of a rebellious youth movement that arose during the

Living with Jane: Incroyables and Merveilleuses

Living with Jane: Incroyables and Merveilleuses

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 who dressed extravagantly, had shaggy unkept hair. They also wore these tall hats that Napoleon also wore.

La Rencontre des Incroyables

La Rencontre des Incroyables

© The Trustees of the British Museum A miss. There's a d_d fine girl! ... Ugly woman in latest Paris fashions followed by two regency dandies. 1 January 1830 Hand-coloured aquatint

There's a d__d fine girl!

18th Century Stockings – how shocking!

Parisian dresses for Les Merveilleuses.

EKDuncan - My Fanciful Muse: Fashion for Men during the time of Marie Antoinette

Gentleman in green coat, plate from 'Galeries des Modes et Costumes Francais', (coloured engraving)

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1798 Sadly, I have very few fashion plates that have men in them, but I’m posting this one as a thank you to all my new guy followers on Facebook!  I’ll try to find some more for y'all!

Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1798 Sadly, I have very few fashion plates that…

TXMI 4290E - Empire Period 1. Incroyables - ("incredibles") wore waistcoats of loose fit, excessively tight breeches, and cravats or neckties and collars that covered so much of their chins that one wonders if they heard or understood when they spoke. Merveilleuses (the marvelous ones) - were women who affected the most extreme of the Directoire styles, long flowing trains,the sheerest of fabrics, necklines cut in some extreme cases to the wiastlines, and huge, exaggerated jockeylike caps…

Женские и мужские муфты. 17-18 век.Продолжение.

The Directoire & Empire Period: Incroyable wore waist coat, cravat/necktie (covering chin), extremely tight breeches,

Incroyables et Merveilleuse - le supême bon ton

Modes et nouveautés. Le suprême bon ton- Plate three 'incroyables', men in fashionable coats, one seen from behind, the others from the two sides, accompanied by a woman exposing her leg. Published by: Aaron Martinet After: Carle Vernet (?

© The Trustees of the British Museum  The cut celestial. H Pyall, 1827  Hand-coloured etching and aquatint

© The Trustees of the British Museum The cut celestial. H Pyall, 1827 Hand-coloured etching and aquatint

Love those crazy bicorn hats...Caricatures Parisiens - Le Suprême Bon Ton No 10

Love those crazy bicorn hats.Caricatures Parisiens - Le Suprême Bon Ton No 10

An important-looking greatcoat for travelling, riding or driving. Costume parisien, 1811

Gentleman's Greatcoat with three capes, March 1811

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