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Lecture 9

FMD 250 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Empire Silhouette, Pelisse, PantalettesPremium

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Department
Fashion Merchandising and Design
Course Code
FMD 250
Professor
usha Chowdhary
Lecture
9

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FMD 250WI- 19th Century Notes
Revolutionary outfits were used to symbolize their political views
o The red cap of liberty
o Trousers of working men replaced breeches worn by
the old aristocratic regime
o The Revolutionary Cockade
Following the revolution:
Women from around the world adopted several
layers
Closest to the skin women wore long
drawers called pantalettes with lace or
ruffles or pleats at the edges (did not
persist through the period except with
children)
Next they had the chemise, had low neck
and narrowed silhouette
Next, the corset
Next, petticoat
Women:
High waisted, relatively straight silhouette of 1800-
1820, became known as the Empire Line (named
after Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte)
There were many variations of sleeve and necklines
while the empire silhouette dominated
Outdoors:
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Women wore a coat-like garment called
a pelisse, that had an empire silhouette
They also wore a shawl with a Kashmir
pattern
Also wore a Spencer-a short jacket cut
just below the bustline
Pelisse Kashmir print shawl
Spencer jacket
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