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Silk embroidery on silk skirt.  “Fashioning Fashion” from April 27 – July 29, 2012 at the German Historical Museum, Berlin

Woman’s Jacket (Caraco) Europe, circa altered circa 1780 Costumes; principal attire (upper body) Silk plain weave with supplementary warp patterning

LACMA  England  Woman’s Robe à l’Anglaise (Close-bodied Gown), Textile: 1770s-1780s; Constructed: late 1780s  Costume/clothing principle attire/entire body, Printed cotton, Center front length: 56 in. (142.24 cm); Center back length: 55 in. (139.7 cm)  Costume Council Fund (M.81.135.2

Woman's Robe à l'Anglaise (Close-bodied Gown) England, Textile: Constructed: late Costumes; principal attire (entire body) Printed cotton Center front length: 56 in. Center back length: 55 in.

An English or French dress from circa 1790. I love the transitional silhouette of this piece. Also love the pleating.

Dress and matching petticoat of blue and rose changeable, heavily ribbed silk; English back, with slight train; low cut neck trimmed with contemporary brocaded silk gauze ruffle. Museum of Fine Art, Boston, USA.

Robe a la Francaise, British, 1760-70. Chain-stitch silk embroidery on cotton twill, linen lining.

Woman's Robe à l'anglaise with Petticoat England, circa 1775 Costumes; ensembles Chain-stitch silk embroidery on cotton twill, linen lining a) Robe center back length: 55 in. b) Petticoat center front length: 39 in.

"Round" gown of pre-revolutionary colonial New England circa 1760 -1780

copperplate printed linen in a floral pattern. Shown with fichu and engageantes. Worn by Deborah Sampson (Gannett), possibly as her wedding dress. (Dress with blue floral pattern on cream ground.

Cecile's dress was based off this.

Europe Woman’s Jacket (caraco), circa altered circa 1780 Costume/clothing principle attire/upper body, Silk plain weave with supplementary warp patterning, Jacket center back length: 19 in.

Quilted Brunswick front

Vintage Fashion: A elegantly quilted pink silk morning dress, the classic ensemble for receiving visitors. Danish, Circa Photo Credit: The National Museum, Denmark

Printed Perfection: A Two-Piece Gown of India Chintz, c1790 #recyclinginformation

Printed Perfection: A Two-Piece Gown of India Chintz, c1790 #recyclinginformation

Petticoat  Date: 18th century Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at Side Seam: 40 in. (101.6 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Charles E. Strang, 1958 Accession Number: C.I.58.22    Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date: century Culture: American Medium: silk Metropolitan Museum of Art {Petticoat - Petticoats were worn under dresses and often very decorative. Usually lined with stiff linen.

A brocaded silk open robe 'a la polonaise', circa 1785-90, of figured oyster silk woven with small floral sprigs, edged in peacock-green satin, the closed-front bodice with pointed low waist, single bone to fitted centre-back; together with a pale quilted pale pink silk petticoat adorned with quatrefoils and scrolls

~A brocaded silk open robe 'a la polonaise', circa of figured oyster silk woven with small floral sprigs, edged in peacock-green sat.

Printed cotton overdress with stomacher, late 1790s, English (Fashion Museum, Bath and North East Somerset Council)

Long cream dress with open front skirt panel showing white underskirt cotton (Bath Fashion Museum - Bath, Somerset UK)

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