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Court Dress c.1806-1810 To meet the strict requirements set by the court in Paris, a court gown had to be decorated with gold lamé (thin strips of gold). This gown – meant to be worn at the court of Louis Napoleon in the Netherlands – is worked ‘merely’ with gilt brass. The accompanying silk stockings and shoes are also on view in this gallery.(Rijksmuseum) Rijksmuseum


Dress ca. 1820 This example has a gathered collar in imitation of the ruffs of 16th c dress. The sleeve, with a series of puffs down the arm, was known as a ‘Marie’ sleeve, after a similar style worn by Marie de Médicis, Queen of France at the beginning of the 17th c.

Courtesy of The Royal Armoury ( Wedding outfits of Oscar I and Joséphine of Leuchtenberg, 1823 in Munich.

1805-1810 fine white muslin gown. Long Juliet/ Marie/ Mameluke sleeves, ruched with lace inserts and fastening with button at wrist. Slight train. Ties at back.