18th Century Fashion
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Leah Marie Brown
Robe à la Française | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dress Date: 1750–75 Culture: French Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 58 in. (147.3 cm) Length at CB (b): 36 1/2 in. (92.7 cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1964 Accession Number: C.I.64.32.3a, b
Bodice. Probably French, 1775–85. Pink silk faille brocaded with white and pink silk thread. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1978 (1978.298.1) | Photography © Platon #ChinaLookingGlass #AsianArt100
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Open Gown and Petticoat, c.1770-80, Glazed cotton, block printed, bodice lined with linen. The hand block printed cotton was known as ‘dark ground chintz’. The bodice fastens with pins and the skirt is arranged à la Polonaise by means of a series of tied tapes inside. Worn with quilted satin petticoat and a fine linen handkerchief.