Several costumes from 'The Duchess' Costume design by Michael O'Connor.
Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, a. Madame de Pompadour 1721 by Maurice Quentin de La Tou. She was a member of the French court & official chief mistress of Louis XV. Madame de Pompadour: shown at the Paris Salon, 1755 (Louvre Museum)
Sack back gown ca. 1760 Sack back gown Place of origin: Great Britain, united kingdom Materials and Techniques: Silk, trimmed with silk cord, braid and ribbon, lined with linen
From the Met Museum: Dress (robe à la polonaise), ca. 1780 French White silk de chine with hand–painted multicolored floral sprays. Dress (robe à la polonaise), American Yellow silk de chine with hand–painted multicolored floral sprays.