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2e quart 18e siècle    Lieu de conservation  Paris ; Galliera musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

2e quart 18e siècle Lieu de conservation Paris ; Galliera musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

 Robe à la Française, France or England ca. 1760-1765  Silk plain weave (faille) with silk and metallic-thread supplementary weft patterning, and metallic lace trim

Robe à la Française, France or England ca. 1760-1765 Silk plain weave (faille) with silk and metallic-thread supplementary weft patterning, and metallic lace trim

This gown and matching stomacher are made of very fine silk. Because of its shine or lustre, the fabric was called a lustring or lutestring. The process of 'lustrating' involved stretching and moistening the textile. In a 1756 treatise, silk designers are advised that ornaments for lustring ‘must be open and airy’ so as not to obscure the glazed ground. - Museum of London - ID no:57.106/8

This gown and matching stomacher are made of very fine silk. Because of its shine or lustre, the fabric was called a lustring or lutestring. The process of 'lustrating' involved stretching and moistening the textile. In a 1756 treatise, silk designers are advised that ornaments for lustring ‘must be open and airy’ so as not to obscure the glazed ground. - Museum of London - ID no:57.106/8

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