This is a French bicorne hat featuring the tri-colored cockade from the The tri-colored cockade was worn as a symbol of the revolution and French freedom. This piece is part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's collection.
France Man’s Vest, Costume/clothing principle attire/upper body, Linen canvas with silk needlepoint, linen plain weave with silk supplementary-warp cut-pile trim and silk embroidery, Center back length: 26 in.
1797 Etching from the British museum portraying the ridicule aimed at the French "Ancien Régime" by the novelle riché for their dress - "Ah, look it's so out of date". "Oh, the foolishness of the modern".