Woman's Dress and Petticoat (Robe à la française)

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Woman's Dress and Petticoat (Robe à la française)

Spain; Textile: France, circa 1775
Costumes; principal attire (entire body)
Silk plain weave (taffeta) with silk supplementary warp- and weft-patterning, silk chenille and linen lace trim
Center back length (a) Dress): 62 in. (157.48 cm) Center back length (b) Petticoat): 37 1/4 in. (94.62 cm)
Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne (M.2007.211.720a-b)
Not currently on public view

Bibliography

  • Steele, Valerie, ed. Pink: the History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2018.