1790s Robe a L'Anglaise. I call this one the "Revolution Dress" from the Kyoto Fashion Institute. Cream silk taffetta, with a zone/turque-like front and button closure. Black lace decorates the front of the bodice and the cuffs, the latter lacing with wine-colored ribbons. The sash sports a metal buckle with a painted porcelain center, on a striped silk sash.

England - Robe à l'Anglaise - Cream silk taffeta; two-layered "compères" front with buttons; black lace decoration at front bodice and cuffs; wine-colored ribbon lacing at cuffs; fichu at neck


Pret-a-papier: The incredible period gowns recreated with paper, glue, paint - and not a stitch of fabric. An century dress made by artist Isabelle de Borchagrave is part of an exhibition in which all the gowns are made entirely from paper MARIE INSPIRED

Gown  1785  The Victoria & Albert Museum


This gown has a skirt of printed cotton and a silk bodice. This makes it look like two separate garments, although the two are sewn together. The cotton is printed in a pattern of pine trees, lilacs, dianthus, convolvulus and daisy trails.

Robe à la Française - 1750-1775 - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Woman's Closed Robe Probably England, Textile: circa Constructed: circa Costumes; principal attire (entire body) Silk embroidery on silk-and-linen satin; linen lining Center back length: 50 in.

Robe à l’Anglaise  1784-1787  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Robe lAnglaise Date: 178487 Culture: French Medium: cotton, metal, silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 63 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 36 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Isabel Shults Fund and Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1991 Accession Number: b

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POLONAISE A hint of nationalism didn’t stop Marie Antoinette from adopting it as an informal costume over in France. Here's Kirsten in the 2006 film version in the style

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The chemise a la reine was a simply styled dress famously introduced by Marie Antoinette in the early 1780's when she tried to relate to the common people of France. This white muslin gown resembled the chemise undergarment of the period, but had a waistline and gathered skirt.

The chemise a la reine was a simply styled dress famously introduced by Marie…