Suit, French, 1765-75. The distinctive buttons on this 18th-century suit characterize the flamboyance with which French men dressed to match the opulence of their female counterparts. The liberally applied buttons would have been a lively pink color and glittering in candlelight next to the elegant textile and salmon-colored lining.
Court Costume, Louis XVI, cut velvet. Garnet color velvet decorated with small pellets and embroidered on the collar, the front, the back, under the pockets and along the Basque with flowers and foliage. Trimmed with sequins of silver and gold and pellets and round shaped faceted glass, embroidered buttons, lining of white silk. Photo Thierry De Maigret