Habit de cour de satin Cerise: 1778
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Coloured print of a woman standing, from Gallerie des Modes. In 1778 Jacques Esnauts and Michel Rapilly of Paris began to issue their La Gallerie des Modes publication of coloured fashion plates. Published over a 10 year period, the plates were elegantly drawn, accurately engraved and hand coloured by the most celebrated fashion artists of the late eighteenth century.
1778 AD - 1778 AD