The Fashions of London and Paris, July 1798.
This print is from the first year of publication of this magazine, which was completely dedicated to fashion. There were 5 – 7 fashion prints in each issue. The cover states the magazine’s objective: “Intended for the Use of Milliners, Mantua-makers, and Ladies of Quality and Private Families, who direct the Formation of their own Dresses.”
This print is described in the magazine as follows:
“Fig.I: Chinese Hat, made of bamboo cane, and red or other coloured Chenille; with blue ribbon round the crown, blue rosette in front, and tied down with blue ribbon. White or coloured muslin gown, full epaulettes.
“Fig. II: Curricle robe, as described in our last Numbers. Cloak of Patent Lace, trimmed all round. LeBrun’s* Patent Curricle or Shun-shade Bonnet, or of other materials in the same shape.
* Sold by Madame LeBrun, the Patentee, in Berkley Square; and by Messrs, Jackson and Corston, Ludgate Hill.”
- In Once a Scoundrel,
Edwina favored simple white muslin morning dresses when working on the magazine.