What the heck is going on with this fashion plate?
The caption, according to my dog-French translation abilities, reads: “Chinese hairstyle, pelerine (that’s the little cape thing) and dress of percale, gaiters of nankeen”
Is there a game played with a rake?
Or did our fashionista just wake up one morning, decide to do her hair up in a silly top-knot, put on a tiara, a short sleeved dress and a pereline with a high-ruff collar (thought the collar may be separate), and gaiters over her shoes and go out to rake the lawn?
Whenever I see fashion plates like this I hear the Daleks shriek “Explain! Explain” in my head.