|detail of a jacket belonging to the Princess Mathilde 1869|
phot Palais de Compiègne Marc Poirier
The second half of the 19th century is accompanied by the unprecedented flourishing of the textile industry.
Was there ever a moment in history that fabrics were used more copiously in
decoration and fashion?
Take a look at the exhibit Folie Textiles, mode et décoration sous le Second Empire, at St Tyl.