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Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion 1795-1815

September 4, 2011

Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion 1795-1815 – Cristina Barreto and Martin Lancaster (ISBN 978-88-572-0650-9) 

What can I say about this amazing book?  If you love the fashions of the Empire/Regency, then this book is for you. 

The beautiful gowns and accessories are matched with Costume Parisien fashion plates, and this book is packed to the rafters with delectable photographs, fashion plates, and even satirical prints of the time.

We are taken on a journey of discovery, of excess and revolution, to the birth of a new nation, and how Napoleon built up the fashion industry, from fashion magazines to the manufacturing of textiles and accessories. 

The book also takes us through daywear, special occasions, and seasons…


And the men haven’t been forgotten either…

This is definitely my best book ever!

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