The Comtesse Mailly shows off a mantua in 1698 with opulent under-skirt, a bodice with ribbons arranged en echelle, and a Fontanges headdress. From kipar.org.
Her Fontanges headdress is raked forwards while her mantua has a basket bustle. The elaborate under-skirt is gorgeous. Her jacket bodice has revers enclosing a stomacher and her sleeves have engageantes, features that would persist until the French Revolution almost a century later. Gloves, long ones, are part of her accessories.
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Dec 24, 2009, 11:35 AM
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