Rose Bertin Fashion Plate

Rose Bertin Fashion Plate MFA.Org 1782

I had this fashion plate translated by my fabulous translator into English as part of my research for my upcoming book on the first fashion designer and celebrity stylist Rose Bertin.

Here is the Translation:

The “à la Sultane” (Sultaness or Turkish Empress) Dress, simple, as it is currently worn, with no excessive decorations. This dress is “open” or unencumbered in the front, allowing one to see its entire skirt from the back. It shapes like a “Polonaise” and extends to the floor, like the “Lévite”. The headdress, a gauze bonnet/hat, was invented by Miss Bertin.

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