Dress ("robe à la française") c. 1760 (fabric: c. 1750)- France
Robe à la Française: c. 1770, with elaborate fly fringe ornamentation and matching petticoat, it was worn over side hoop panniers for a fashionable silhouette. "This dress was worn by a member of the family of Henry Middleton, President of the Continental Congress."
Robe à la Française, 1760-70, French, silk. "Women with coquettish airs were imposing in robes à la française and robes à l'anglaise throughout the period between 1720 and 1780. The robe à la française was derived from the loose negligee sacque dress of the earlier part of the century, which was pleated from the shoulders at the front at the back..."
18th century dress, beautiful!
3-11-11 Robe a la Francaise 1760, British, Made of silk and cotton
Evening/Reception gown by Charles Frederick Worth, 1890’s.
Robe a la francaise, 1740's From the Stibbert Museum
Robe a l’anglaise ca. 1780-90(?) From the Mint Museum