1756 Marquis de Sourches et sa famille by François Hubert Drouais (Versailles, châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon - Versailles France)

Somehow French casual and British casual are not the same.

The Marquise's dress has puffed sleeves that could fit in a Beaubrun portrait from a century earlier. The bodice is decorated with scalloped pink material matching her skirt trim. She also wears a diaphanous petticoat over hosiery and matching pink shoes. What did people do before dry cleaning?

Keywords:  1756, Drouais, Marquise, French, straight coiffure, floral headdress, square neckline, stomacher, elbow length puffed sleeves, cuffs, full skirt, under-skirt, hosiery, shoes


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