Le Bon Genre: Observations sur les modes et les usages de Paris

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Le Bon Genre: Observations sur les modes et les usages de Paris

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The Hair à la Chinoise was one of the first fashion styles in the western world to have taken note from China. The look originated from France but was supposed to be representative of the styles worn in China. For some, it was the first representation of the country that they were seeing in their everyday lives. Due to the impractical nature of the hair style and the time that it took to put together, the hairstyle was mainly worn by upper class women and children. The bun at the top was supposed to be what was primarily reminiscent of the queue hairstyle worn by men in China to show their filial piety to the dynastic line.
Hair à la Chinoise 是受中国影响的西方世界最早的时尚风格之一。这种发型是在法国创造的,但应该像中国的发型一样。对于一些人来说,这是他们第一次在日常生活中看到代表中国的事物。这种发型主要是由有钱的妇女和女童穿着的,因为它花了很长时间并且使工作变得困难。这些女人放头发在他们的头面的上以类似于中国的男人,他们穿着辫子来表示对皇帝的支持。

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La Messangère, Paris
Printed by Vassal et Essling, Paris


Engraved by Georges Jacques Gatine (French, Caen, ca. 1773–after 1841)
Engraved by Louis-Marie Lanté (French, born 1789)


Designed by Horace Vernet (French, Paris 1789–1863 Paris)
Designed by Jean-Baptiste Isabey (French, Nancy 1767–1855 Paris)


Plates: color engravings

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Overall: 16 5/16 x 11 1/4 x 1 9/16 in. (41.5 x 28.5 x 4 cm)

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