“Robe à la française” composto da corpino in taffettas cangiante lilla, guarnito con bouillonné e fiocco in shantung color salvia. Gonna dello stesso tessuto, decorata con fascia bouillonnè e con pedana di
c1775 stays: English, cotton and 162 pieces of whalebone, back lacing with center front sewn together. | c1760 panniers: English, four tiers of rattan hoops covered with striped linen. Lent by Martin Kamer. | 18th century shoes: wool canvaswork, high heels. Lent by the Brooklyn Museum. | From the catalog "Revolution in Fashion", Kyoto Costume Institute
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…
Back view, robe à la Francaise, c. 1760, the fabric c. 1750. Chinese lampas silk satin woven with bronze and cream peonies and coiling foliage, the open-robe and petticoat trimmed with furbelows of matching braid trimmed silk, the sleeves with shirred double ruffled `sabot' cuffs.