Dress (Robe la Franaise) Date: 176570 Culture: Italian Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 61 in. cm) Total Length (b): 41 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mary Tavener Holmes, 1983 Accession Number: b This artwork is not on display
Rococo - Robe à la française Medium: Ivory silk brocade, lace, passementerie Date: Country: France Credit: Museum Purchase This dress conveys the opulence and ostentation that were an integral part of court dress.
Open Robe worn à la Polonaise with Compère Bodice Fronts: ca. French, brocaded silk taffeta, appliqués of cut-out stripes and pleated ribbon, bodice lined with linen, hem faced with silk; all hand-stitched.
DressDate: Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 58 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 39 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Joan F. Wilson in memory of Isabel Marindin Ferguson, 1980 Accession Number: b
An century wide French open court robe of silk damask with a woven floral and ribbon design worked in shades of green, pink and cream to a background of shot green and pink, with a sack back, underskirt, and a later made stomacher…Love century clothing!
Photoshop helped make an interesting comparison photo of the repro, left, and the original painted silk ensemble, right, at the Met in NY. Looking closely the real dress has much softer colors -I wonder how the repro will look in 200 years?