During the second half of the 18th century, young people in Madrid showed a change in trends with respect to the professional groups who wore French garments. If at the beginning of the century it was the military, nobles and officers of the Royal Household who most used Gallic clothing, the “fashion” gradually spread to the bourgeois classes linked to education, technical competence, security, doctors and apothecaries. Twenty percent of this group was now above the military, the nobility and the Royal Household (4%, 5% and 6% respectively), as well as clerks, businessmen and those connected with the guilds and crafts. Overall, French-style dress became the fashion throughout the 18th century.
Project: 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity., 4. Family, daily life and social inequality in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Graph
Format: Pie chart
Source: Giorgi, A. (2015). "Apariencias en los varones jóvenes de las élites madrileñas durante el siglo XVIII", en Revista de Demografía Histórica, XXXIII, 1, p. 55.
Owner: Pablo Ballesta Fernández (Modernalia)
Copyright: ©Revista de Demografía Histórica ©Arianna Giorgi
Abstract: Professional fields where French-style dress was predominantImage