Above is a ribbon, the central part of which is stiffened by a spring, described as 'Vanbuchel's Spring Garter'. Below are 'Two Views of the exact Size of the Duchess's Shoe': A low-heeled shoe with a pointed toe, decorated with jewels, and a tracing of the sole of the same shoe, which is 5 1/2 in. long. 6 December 1791 Hand-coloured etching
Gerard Francois - Portrait of Josephine,Josephine plotting with her friend Thérésa: Be sure to wear your peach-blossom dress to the ball tomorrow and I will wear mine with creole turban…and three curls on my forehead. Our identical costumes will be devastating to our English rivals.