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Augustin Challamel, Frances Cashel Hoey, The history of fashion in France

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Augustin Challamel, Frances Cashel Hoey, The history of fashion in France

Augustin Challamel, Frances Cashel Hoey, The history of fashion in France
English | 1882 | ISBN: 0223548796 | 173 Pages | PDF | 11 MB
Fashion is the expositor, from the standpoint of costume, of our habits and our social relations; in a word, of everything appertaining to the charm of life.


Fashion is the expositor, from the standpoint of costume, of our habits and our social relations; in a word, of everything appertaining to the charm of life. Therefore to write the history of female fashion in France is a more serious task than it might seem to be at the first glance. The levity of the subject is mastered by its moral interest. Montesquieu remarks, in his "Lettres Persanes," "A certain lady takes it into her head that she must appear at an assembly in a particular costume; from that moment fifty artisans have to go without sleep, or leisure either to eat or drink.

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