Carmagnole, 1790-1800. French. A carmagnole is a short woolen jacket worn by the working class. This jacket is not in very good shape because it was worn by working people that wore it out more than the wealthy royal would. On the collar is a trip-colored cockade, which is a circular red, white and blue ribbon, which symbolized fighting for the revolution. The City of Paris Fashion Museum
The French Revolution was replaced by The French Republic during a period of horrific political violence known as the Reign of Terror. Thousands of nobles and priests were slaughtered or sent to the guillotine. Much of this was under the orders of the ironically titled Committee of Public Safety.