Galerie des Modes, 1er Cahier de Grandes Robes d'Etiquette, 1ere Figure

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Robe de Cour pulled up on the right side with a ribbon bow, and decorated with garlands; the left side falls in the usual way: it is trimmed and decorated with pearls and laurels.*

"One could venture, without fear of being contradicted, that it is hardly in practice today for Women to wear gowns of the full parure, nor for Men to wear suits à la Française with the hat under their arm and the sword at their side.  These toilettes are no longer made except for the ceremonial Assemblies, such as the Wedding Assemblies, the Bals parés, the Great Meals, and other similar ones, which are in very little number."

Cabinet des Modes, May 15, 1786

* This cahier and all of the following ones are undated (in the 1912 reprint).  They may be from 1787 or 1788.