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Eschelles are a series of descending ribbon bows.  They helped with the illusion of making your waist look even smaller.

 

                                          Madame de Pompadour

                                     by Francois Boucher, 1759.

 

“It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions.”

 

                                                                                                 Voltaire

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