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Sack-back gown or Robe à La Française (back) Circa 1750-1755. Figured silk purl, silver lamé and crimping. It had a full pleate cut at the back and front. The term Watteau back  came to be attached to the loose-fitting, pleated-back styles in the 19th c.

Sack-back gown or Robe à La Française (back) Circa 1750-1755. Figured silk purl, silver lamé and crimping. It had a full pleate cut at the back and front. The term Watteau back came to be attached to the loose-fitting, pleated-back styles in the 19th c.

The late 1670s saw a new development in the style of women's dress that would have a far-reaching effect throughout the following century

The late 1670s saw a new development in the style of women's dress that would have a far-reaching effect throughout the following century

This cream coloured corded silk twill dress is typical of 1775 to 1785 France. The longitudinal stripes overlaid with delicate floral meander brocade pattern appears to be embroidered onto the dress, but is actually woven into the fabric. The engageants on this dress are paper replicas, although the matching petticoat is original.

This cream coloured corded silk twill dress is typical of 1775 to 1785 France. The longitudinal stripes overlaid with delicate floral meander brocade pattern appears to be embroidered onto the dress, but is actually woven into the fabric. The engageants on this dress are paper replicas, although the matching petticoat is original.

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Dress, ca. 1735  British  Heavy silk with lace pattern design woven in beige and rust on a dark brown satin ground

2-11-11 Dress, ca. 1735 British Heavy silk with lace pattern design woven in beige and rust on a dark brown satin ground

Dress (Robe à la française)  1760 The woman’s dress of the 18th century is characterized by the light pastel color and the decorations such as lace, ribbons, and artificial flowers. Especially, lace, created with the most delicate handwork techniques, was significant in enriching wardrobes luxury decoration. The “quilles” that trimmed at the front opening of the robe from the neck to the hem, the lappets on the headdress, and the engageantes on the cuffs, all of which are l...

Dress (Robe à la française) 1760 The woman’s dress of the 18th century is characterized by the light pastel color and the decorations such as lace, ribbons, and artificial flowers. Especially, lace, created with the most delicate handwork techniques, was significant in enriching wardrobes luxury decoration. The “quilles” that trimmed at the front opening of the robe from the neck to the hem, the lappets on the headdress, and the engageantes on the cuffs, all of which are l...

fripperiesandfobs: “ Robe à la française ca. 1765 From the Kobe Fashion Museum via the Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art ”

fripperiesandfobs: “ Robe à la française ca. 1765 From the Kobe Fashion Museum via the Yamazaki Mazak Museum of Art ”

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