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A red scarf à la Némesis, first worn after the execution of Émilie de Sainte-Amaranthe, who was arrested after she spurned the attentions of Saint-Just and Robespierre. Her courage in the face of death and her undeniable glamour, made her a heroine to the fashionable ladies of Paris who wore red scarves around their shoulders in her honour.

Red shawl with Greek key border, contrasting with white Directoire gown, from ''Costume Parisien'', 1799

Si tratta della statua della stessa Madame Tussaud immortalata mentre tiene in mano la testa della Regina per farne il famoso calco all'indomani della sua esecuzione. Si narra infatti che madame Tussaud ebbe modo di modellare la testa della Regina rimasta incustodita sul prato del cimitero della Madeleine (odierna Chapelle Expiatoire) prima di essere sepolta.

Marie Tussaud was arrested and taken to the Bastille for being a royalist supporter. Her head was shaven, before being taken to the guillotine, but was pardoned. She was forced to make death masks - Including Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

La mode au fil de l'histoire: Les modes au temps de la Révolution Française

Womans Dress Probably India for the Western Market, circa 1800 Costumes; principal attire (entire body) Cotton plain weave (muslin) with silk embroidery Center back length: 64 in.

English fashion plates from 1802, and French fashion plates from Year 10 (1801-1802) of the French Republican Calendar. All images come from the collection of the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs. www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/francais/bibliotheque/

English fashion plates from and French fashion plates from Year 10 of the French Republican Calendar. All images come from the collection of the Bibliothèque des Arts Décoratifs.

Carle Vernet:A Lady in a Levantine hat, a tiered skirt and a velvet jacket, plate 6 from the Incroyable et merveilleuse series of fashion plates, engraved by Georges Jacques Gatine 1773-1831 published 1797 in Paris

Carle Vernet:A Lady in a Levantine hat, a tiered skirt and a velvet jacket, plate 6 from the Incroyable et merveilleuse series of fashion plates, engraved by Georges Jacques Gatine published 1797 in Paris

Embroidered Linen Morning Cap circa 1830, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Alvah E. Reed, 1966

Embroidered Linen Morning Cap circa Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Alvah E.

Merveilleuse from the the Directoire era (1795 - 1799).  Reticule, sleeveless spencer, red scarf at throat mimicking guillotine victims, tousled hair, laced slippers in grecian style

Merveilleuse from the the Directoire era - Reticule, sleeveless spencer, red scarf at throat mimicking guillotine victims, tousled hair, laced slippers in grecian style

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