1776 Comtesse de Vauban (wearing a robe à la circassienne) by Louis Carrogis (Musée Condé - Chantilly France)

Photo - René-Gabriel Ojéda; image size increased by half by gogm.

Not just coiffures are changing. The Comtesse de Vauban's dress has a massive pouf behind it, something not seen between 1789 when Revolutionary styles emerged and 1869 when bustles appeared. Her coiffure towers 30-50 cm above her forehead. The neck- and waistlines are not visible.

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