Outlander Season 2 & Sam Heughan. How Will Jamie Fraser look like As A French Gentleman? Fashion Style In The Court Of Louis XV.
Jamie Fraser is a great Scot warrior but is also a cultivated person. He knows France very well. At eighteen, he studied in Paris at the University, living with his father’s cousin, Jared Fraser. A good experience, much better than his second visit to France. In 1740, escaping from Jonathan Randall, Jamie fled to France to join his best friend, Ian Murray, as a mercenary in the French army, where he stayed for two years. He returned to Scotland in 1742, but still he had to live as a fugitive and someone hit Jamie in the back of the head with an axe. Thus, his uncle Dougal sent him to recover at the Abbey of Ste. Anne de Beaupré in France, where Alexander Fraser was abbot.
Some episodes of Outlander Season 2 will be set in France, in the Court of Louis XV, and designer Terry Dresbach has made a whole new wardrobe for the protagonists. Jamie’s kilt is superb but how will he look like as a French Gentleman?
Louis XV, known as Louis the Beloved, was a monarch of the House of Bourbon who ruled as King of France from 1 September 1715 until his death on May 10 1774. This era was defined by comfort, luxury, and by Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV’s most famous mistress. Madame de Pompadour, like other fashionable people, embraced the Rococo style. She was a great patron of artists and artisans of the time, favoring painters like Francois Boucher and furniture makers like Jean-François Oeben. She was also largely responsible for the king’s support of the Sèvres porcelain manufacture.
And how about fashion style? People adored pastel colors and extreme extravagance was their trademark. Men generally wore a coat, waistcoat, and breeches. The waistcoat was the most decorative piece, commonly lavishly embroidered. Silk laces were worn tied around the neck. Breeches usually stopped at the knee, with white stockings. Heeled shoes were also popular among men. Tricorne hats, decorated with ostrich feathers, and white wigs completed men’s wardrobe.
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