The Age of Napoleon: Costume from Revolution to Empire, 1789-1815
by Katell Le Bourhis (ed.)
Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1990
Number of pages: 286
One of the few books that go into detail on the fashions of this period and deals with other related subjects such as Napoleons efforts to revitalize the silk and lace industries of France to be used in his court and the costumes of his armies. Recommended for anyone interested in French fashions of this period, or even Regency fashion in general.
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