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Robe à la française, c. 1760-England:

In early Christian culture, yellow was seen as the color of heretics,  and held in contempt until medieval times. In China, yellow was the  color of the Emperor, a color so noble that commoners were forbidden its  use. The 18th century vogue for “chinoiserie” amongst Europeans  resulted in new interest in yellow, leading it to become a fashionable  color.

Yellow is my favorite color. It’s interesting to know that it was the color of heretics for Christians. I remember reading somewhere that yellow is a common favorite color for scholars and intellectuals. Maybe it was a favorite color for pagan philosophers?

Robe à la française, c. 1760-England:

In early Christian culture, yellow was seen as the color of heretics, and held in contempt until medieval times. In China, yellow was the color of the Emperor, a color so noble that commoners were forbidden its use. The 18th century vogue for “chinoiserie” amongst Europeans resulted in new interest in yellow, leading it to become a fashionable color.

Yellow is my favorite color. It’s interesting to know that it was the color of heretics for Christians. I remember reading somewhere that yellow is a common favorite color for scholars and intellectuals. Maybe it was a favorite color for pagan philosophers?

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    That shade of emperor yellow/gold is a tough one for me. I don’t wear it well.
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    love fashion history.
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    I don’t know about philosophers, but I know that it was the color for Roman brides to wear (dresses dyed with saffron)....
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