Robe à la française France c.1765 An open gown is simple - it’s a gown that has a separate petticoat (in 18th century parlance, a skirt) and is open in the front. What we traditionally associate with the 18th century. Fabric for petticoats can vary - either a contrasting or matching fabric - depends on your fancy! - this one has one that matches. This style of fabric is called chiné à la branche - the pattern is printed onto the warp before weaving the fabric. from the Kyoto Costume…
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.
Rear view Sacque gown a la Piedmontese, ca. 1780, Italy (?), plain cream ribbed silk, metallic and silk embroidery. Metallic lace borders all the embroidery elements, with additional spangles adding even more sparkle to the design.
Giardinetti Necklace, c.1760, Gold, Silver, Diaminds, Emerald, Ruby. Gold and silver necklace composed of twelve graduated flower heads each centred on a ruby bordered with diamonds and edged with ruby petals alternating with pairs of tulip shaped ruby and diamond flowers to each side of an emerald stem.
Dress (robe à la française) French, 1775 France Dimensions Center back length: 150.5 cm (59 1/4 in.) (pictured with 43.570) Medium or Technique Printed glazed cotton Classification Costumes Accession Number 55.1006 Not on view