Blanche-Joséphine Le Bascle d'Argenteuil by François Pascal Simon Gérard, called Baron Gérard (auctioned by Sotheby's)

One of the effects of the end of the Napoléonic wars was that waistlines dropped, although other elements of Empire dress persisted for longer time periods.

Keywords:  Gérard, French, curly coiffure, turban, bandeau, square neckline, pleated bodice, jeweled belt, Empire low waistline, close skirt, brooch, bracelets, wrap

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