18th century: Revolutionary clothing

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Temps d'élégance: Days after in Paris

Temps d'élégance: Days after in Paris

Ensemble, France, 1790–95, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Costume Council Fund in honor of the council's 60th anniversary

Ensemble, France, 1790–95, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Costume Council Fund in honor of the council's 60th anniversary

Carmagnole Jacket, France, c. 1790, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne; Sans-culotte Trousers, France, c. 1790, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Phillip Lim

Carmagnole Jacket, France, c. 1790, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne; Sans-culotte Trousers, France, c. 1790, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Phillip Lim

Example of French Revolution era clothing of the Sans Culottes

Example of French Revolution era clothing of the Sans Culottes

Henri Sanson was the son of Charles Henri Sanson, chief executioner, who had guillotined Louis XVI. Henri inherited the position in 1793 and executed Marie Antoinette. As she mounted the steps, she trod on Sanson’s foot and said, “Excuse me sir.” He was reputed to have responded, “No madam, please excuse me.”

Henri Sanson was the son of Charles Henri Sanson, chief executioner, who had guillotined Louis XVI. Henri inherited the position in 1793 and executed Marie Antoinette. As she mounted the steps, she trod on Sanson’s foot and said, “Excuse me sir.” He was reputed to have responded, “No madam, please excuse me.”

FRANCE Cockades (Cocardes) (1790) fabric 6.0 cm diameter; 4.5 cm diameter Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris, France (inv. OM 544; inv. FL II 183(5))

FRANCE Cockades (Cocardes) (1790) fabric 6.0 cm diameter; 4.5 cm diameter Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris, France (inv. OM 544; inv. FL II 183(5))

1789-94 Linen canvas with silk needlepoint, linen plain weave with silk supplementary warp cut-pile trim and silk embroidery.  LACMA (M 2007.211.1078)

1789-94 Linen canvas with silk needlepoint, linen plain weave with silk supplementary warp cut-pile trim and silk embroidery. LACMA (M 2007.211.1078)

Portrait of Boilly as a Sans Culotte, pour Louis Leopold Boilly, Oil on Panel. (1793).

Portrait of Boilly as a Sans Culotte, pour Louis Leopold Boilly, Oil on Panel. (1793).

French Revolution Cockade, 1789

French Revolution Cockade, 1789

Woman with a Basket in Front of a Door to the Prison  Despite the demure expression created by her huge eyes, this woman also shows adherence to the Revolution through her scarf, similar in shape and color to the Phrygian cap.  Source: mfr 85.174

Woman with a Basket in Front of a Door to the Prison Despite the demure expression created by her huge eyes, this woman also shows adherence to the Revolution through her scarf, similar in shape and color to the Phrygian cap. Source: mfr 85.174

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