The Cockade in The French Revolution

While reading this article, I was drawn to the images of the red, white, and blue cockade symbol that was worn by supporters of the Revolution (so I tried to imitate it for my image). The cockade is a representation of the unity, and equality, that revolutionaries tried to spread throughout society.

I also think it’s fascinating that, because revolutionaries shunned the high-fashion connection with the monarchy, the entire fashion system almost collapsed. Tensions were high between the nobility and bourgeiousie, and wearing fashionable clothes could be potentially dangerous for royalists.