Robe a la Francaise, 1770, ivory silk damask. The dress has a watermelon colored lining - a textile that has been recycled. (c) Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Life-Sized French Mannequin wearing a robe a la Francaise, c.1765, French school
Stella de Libero...another pretty picture. This Model really makes it look beautiful instead of trashy...pity about the background! It's sooo trashy, takes away from the dress!! Needs to be outside, organic...a good contrast.
Gown and Petticoat 1785 The Victoria & Albert Museum
Robe à la Française Date: 1765–70 Culture: French Medium: silk Accession Number: 2009.300.854
Mantua Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) France (woven) Date: 1755-1760 (made) 1753-1755 (woven) Materials and Techniques: Silk, silver-gilt thread, linen thread, silk thread, hand-sewn Museum number: T.592:1 to 7-1993
Gown | V&A Search the Collections Due to the great expense of silk, it was very common practice in the 18th century for women to remake and update their gowns. Gros de tours silks were luxury fabrics in the 1740s, costing between 6 shillings and twelve shillings per yard; a sack-back gown required some fifteen yards of silk.