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1730-40

This was a man's coat. Now- I declare it ours. Man's Coat, c. Silk damask Made in England Artist/maker unknown, English

Dress (image 3) | French | 1750 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.43.90.51a, b

1750 Culture: French Medium: silk Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, 1943 *change the colour and I would love it *

Detail rear view, caraco and petticoat, Very fine white cotton, embroidered with garlands of vine and grape clusters. From the Palais Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

1760 Angleterre

Mens banyan, ca 1760 England (ca silk), Cora Ginsburg. A banyan was a comfortable, warm, semi-fitted coat worn by fashionable men at home. They were inspired by coats worn in India which must have caught the interest of European traders.

Side view, robe à la francaise, 1750-1760. Green silk lampas with white floral motifs and leafs.

Love that there is still a defined lower back and waist. Robe à la française (side view): ca. French, silk damask taffeta, lined with linen, trimmed.

Robe and jupe de robe à la française, silk lampas, linen, 1750 et 1760, Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Robe and jupe de robe à la française, silk lampas, linen, 1750 et 1760, Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Sack back gown and petticoat (Robe à la francaise), purple silk, brocaded with flowers and lace, French, 1765-1770

Gown

Love the defined double box pleats falling directly from the trim at the top of the back. This sack-back - or robe à la francaise - is typical of gowns worn for formal or full dress occasions between the and

Robe à la Française 1760s, Great Britain (made) and China (textile, painted) Painted silk, chenille, hand-sewn, V&A Museum

At the Sign of the Golden Scissors: Century Painted Silks: Conservation and Research. References, websites, scholarly articles and books on this topic.

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