Robe à la Française Date: Culture: French Medium: silk, bast fiber. The striped textile here is indicative of the change in aesthetics around 1770 to a more neoclassical taste, less florid the the silks of the previous decades.
Dress (Robe la Franaise) Date: 176570 Culture: Italian Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 61 in. cm) Total Length (b): 41 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mary Tavener Holmes, 1983 Accession Number: b This artwork is not on display
Robe à la Française Date: Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 59 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, H.
Dress (Robe à la Française) British made of silk ~~~~~ Tight elbow-length sleeves were trimmed with frills or ruffles, and separate under-ruffles called engageantes of lace or fine linen were tacked to the smock or chemise sleeves
An century wide French open court robe of silk damask with a woven floral and ribbon design worked in shades of green, pink and cream to a background of shot green and pink, with a sack back, underskirt, and a later made stomacher…Love century clothing!