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?