Ready-made mantles—Talmas, mousquetaires, and rotondes—The Second Empire; reminiscences of the reign of Napoleon I.—Marriage of Napoleon III.; dress of the new Empress ; her hair dressed by Felix Escalier ; court mantle and train— Four kinds of dress—Opera dress in 1853-4—Bodices "à la Vierge," Pompadour bodices, and Watteau bodices—Skirt trimmings—A new colour, "Théba"— Light tints—Social and theatrical celebrities—The Eugenie head-dress and Mainnier bands—End of the first period of Imperial fashions . . . .221
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