Tag: 18th century fashion

On The Importance Of Fashion

“Neither Ceasar nor Epaminondas have spent so much thought upon the arrangement of their armies or the event of a battle, as is being spent by my contemporaries upon a pouf, or a well-adjusted ribbon, or a bouquet. Too much consideration is given to the inventors of fashion, whilst real merit is being neglected. We

The Picture Hat

Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, was one of the fashion icons of her day. One of the most popular fashions she launched during her “career” was known as “The Picture Hat”. In 1783, Thomas Gainsborough painted a portrait of Georgiana wearing a black, wide-brimmed hat decorated with a sash over the crown and feathers she had