History

1850



Halfway through the Romantic century, France got back on its feet with the 1848 revolution. The Second Empire chased away the Restoration. Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary ruined herself to stay abreast of Paris fashions. Under their crinolined dresses, women wore feminine pantaloons while Worth invented haute couture and dressed Empress Eugenie.
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