Dress (Robe à la Française) | The Costume Institute | Collection Database | Works of Art | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Dress (Robe à la Française) | The Costume Institute | Collection Database | Works of Art | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Woman’s Dress (Robe à l'anglaise) with Zone Front, made in United States, circa 1785-1793. Indian export fine cotton plain weave with silver foil embroidery in stem and satin stitches; silk satin; sized fine cotton plain weave. Via Philadelphia...

Woman’s Dress (Robe à l'anglaise) with Zone Front, made in United States, circa 1785-1793. Indian export fine cotton plain weave with silver foil embroidery in stem and satin stitches; silk satin; sized fine cotton plain weave. Via Philadelphia...

Robe à la Polonaise, England, c. 1770-1780. Brocaded pink silk taffeta with floral sprays in coloured silk. The pink color of this dress and its petticoat is typical of the late eighteenth century. The gown features a skirt shorter than its petticoat; buttons and braid hold the overskirt in draped swags at the back.

Robe à la Polonaise, England, c. 1770-1780. Brocaded pink silk taffeta with floral sprays in coloured silk. The pink color of this dress and its petticoat is typical of the late eighteenth century. The gown features a skirt shorter than its petticoat; buttons and braid hold the overskirt in draped swags at the back.

A piece of fabric described as the Holy Grail of fashion history will become one of the star attractions at Hampton Court Palace after it was identified as the only surviving piece of clothing worn by Elizabeth I.

A piece of fabric described as the Holy Grail of fashion history will become one of the star attractions at Hampton Court Palace after it was identified as the only surviving piece of clothing worn by Elizabeth I.

Dress, ca. 1735  British  Heavy silk with lace pattern design woven in beige and rust on a dark brown satin ground

Dress, ca. 1735 British Heavy silk with lace pattern design woven in beige and rust on a dark brown satin ground

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