Galerie des Modes, 61e Cahier, 2e Figure

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The tranquil Egle dreaming of the inclination of her heart. She is Dressed in a Fourreau à l'Enfant and Coiffed à la Flore.

" ... The courtesans in the realm give the tone and are copied at will by other women, of some condition that they could be. Lais* going out to an orgy perceives that a disheveled air suits her hair: in consequence, she will show herself the next day in public with her hair in disorder; and the day after, bourgeoises and bankers' wives, patricians and ladies of the highest trimmings, let their hair fall below their belts; and the modest beauty, in order not to stand out, will be obliged to adopt the appearance of a bacchante ..."

SYLVAIN MARECHAL, Notice on the mores of Paris (Actual costumes of all the known people), 1787

* Lais of Corinth, a hetaera in Ancient Greece