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Josephine Bonaparte is painted wearing an elaborate, empire style dress that is fitted at the waist with puffed, cap sleeves. The Industrial Revolution made textiles readily available and many materials were printed. It is said that her extensive wardrobe alone stimulated French industry.

Josephine Bonaparte, Empress Consort of the French 1804 - 1814 Josephine_de_Beauharnais,_Keizerin_der_Fransen

Ferdinand-Louis Quaglia: Portrait of the Empress Josephine. 1813-1814. Detail.

valinaraii: “ Ferdinand-Louis Quaglia: Portrait of the Empress Josephine. She is wearing a pearl and cameo tiara similar, but not identical,.

Robert Lefevre: "Portrait of Marie-Julie Clary Queen of Naples with her daughter Zenaide Bonaparte  1806 oil on canvas Palace of Versailles

FCBTC / Robert Lefevre: "Portrait of Marie-Julie Clary Queen of Naples with her daughter Zenaide Bonaparte 1806 oil on canvas Palace of Versailles

Andrea Appiani: Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte as President of the Italian Republic. 1803.

Andrea Appiani: Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte as President of the Italian Republic, 1803

Cognac Hennessy in 1935    Model wears a "Merveilleuses" outfit circa 1798

Merveilleuses: women who affected the most extreme of the Directoire style, with long flowing trains, extreme necklines, and extravagant caps (ca.

Shoes worn by Empress Josephine Bonaparte, ca 1800’s-10’s France, Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau

Shoes worn by Empress Josephine Bonaparte, ca France, Châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau. Aren't they lovely and do they not look surprisingly like a point shoe?

Horst P. Horst for Vogue, December 1950

Vogue December 1950 “Miss Mary Drage is 19 years old and is dancing with the Sadler’s Wells Ballet company. She wears a full-length ball dress with grey clouds of rayon net and swooped about with grey rayon taffeta, by Rappi.” oh my, its so beautiful

Bild:  Franz Xaver Winterhalter - Kaiserin Elisabeth von Österreich (Sissi)

Image: Franz Xaver Winterhalter - Empress Elisabeth in Courtly Gala Dress with Diamond Stars (Sissi) - -Empress of Austria/ Queen of H

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