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1685-cul-de-Paris-Manteau

The Manteau or Mantua worn by women in the late century was a loose gown that hung from the shoulders to the floor. Front of the bodice was worn closed, then later was open.

Woman’s wear of the late 17th century still strictly conformed to fashion rules despite the cold weather. The court-fashion-dictated half length sleeves were not lengthened for winter. Women instead kept there lower arms in muffs, as seen on her left arm.

Woman’s wear of the late century still strictly conformed to fashion rules despite the cold weather. The court-fashion-dictated half length sleeves were not lengthened for winter. Women instead kept there lower arms in muffs, as seen on her left arm.

Mademoiselle Moreau dansant à l'Opéra

Mademoiselle Moreau dansant à l'Opéra

Recueil des modes de la cour de France, ’Femme de Qualité, en Habit d’Esté, Détoffe Siamoise’  Nicolas Arnoult  1687

This 1687 fashion plate suggests Thai fabrics were colorful and striped. Her hood is tied around a bow decorating her neckline as in the previous image.

Francoise d' Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon by Nicolas Arnoult.  This high quality print of the Marquise de Maintenon wearing a mantua with a small bustle gives an ides of what brought Louis XIV to her.

Francoise d' Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon by Nicolas Arnoult. This high quality print of the Marquise de Maintenon wearing a mantua with a small bustle gives an ides of what brought Louis XIV to her.

1687 French Fashion plate "Recueil des modes de la cour de France, 'Femme de Qualité en Habit d'Esté'" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

1687 French Fashion plate "Recueil des modes de la cour de France, 'Femme de Qualité en Habit d'Esté'" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

la_gatta_ciara | Мода конца 17-го столетия, фильм "Контракт рисовальщика" и чета Clapham.

French Lady, Note her Fontange with a double lace row, and each row extends to lappets falling down her back. Tassels at decoration on the jupe and the cuffs.

1694 Montespan in court dress by Antoine Trouvain (Versailles ...

This is late century print of the Marquise de Montespan with high-piled curly coiffure, straight neckline, and mantua.

Duchess in the Reign of Louis XIV, 1693.

Louis XIV fashion. Duchess court dress, 1693

LACMA Collections Online 1682-86

Recueil des modes de la cour de France, ‘La Belle Plaideuse’ Nicolas Bonnart (French, Hand-colored engraving on paper. Court of France. She requests so gently that there is doubt that she will be successful.

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