Galerie des Modes, 62e Cahier, 1ere Figure

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Young Nymph provoking pleasure. She is Dressed in a Caraco à l'Amazone and Coiffed with a Sunflower Hat etc. etc.

"Advice. A shop for women's clothes was just established at no. 28 rue Salle-au-Conte, under the direction of a very-skilled master seamstress. Gowns of diverse types will be found there, caracos, and all sorts of feminine garments of the newest taste. One distinguishes, among other objects, gowns à la Czarine, caracos Zélandois, riding habits à la Muscovite, gowns à la demi-négligente, ball caracos à la Hollandoise, and all sorts of other gowns.*

"This establishment will be very useful to women of taste, both in the capital and the provinces. It is under the direction of distinguished artists. This store is open every day from eight o'clock in the morning to eight o'clock at night. We are eager to satisfy the demands that are made promptly and punctually."

Le Magasin des Modes, 10 February 1788

* Technically, Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia at this time, but she was unofficially referred to as a tsaritsa; Zeeland is a province of the Netherlands