Morning Walking or Carriage Costume

Turbans, brought to European fashion through Napoleon’s occupation of Egypt, became a stylish choice in the 1810s. Scholars often link visual examples of “Orientalism” alongside the Romantic literature and music of the early nineteenth century, a period of rising imperialism and tourism when Western artists traveled widely to the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia.

Morning Walking or Carriage Costume, Fashion Plate from Ackermann's Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashion, and Politics, 1810