Dress in France in the Eighteenth Century

Author(s): 
Delpierre, Madeleine
ISBN: 
0300071280
Date published: 
January 1998
Paperback
Price: 
£19.95
Pages: 
208

This charming book examines European dress as it evolved in eighteenth-century France. Madeleine Delpierre looks at French dress first from an aesthetic point of view, describing in detail fashionable and everyday clothes for men, women and children, including basic cut and style and the accessories worn and carried, to the materials used. Delpierre then examines the social and economic factors affecting fashion, compares styles of clothing in the major European countries and assesses the cultural impact of clothes as they crossed territorial borders. The book concludes with a lively discussion of how fashion was treated in the literature of the day.