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

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

England, Textile: late 1740s to early 1750s; Constructed: circa 1760-1770
Costumes; principal attire (entire body)
Silk plain weave (taffeta) with metallic thread supplementary weft patterning and silk float patterning, with metallic thread passementerie
Center back length (a) dress ): 62 3/4 in. (159.39 cm) Center back length (b) petticoat ): 40 1/2 in. (102.87 cm)
Costume Council Fund (M.57.24.7a-b)
Not currently on public view

Bibliography

  • Hopkins, Henry T., ed. Illustrated Handbook of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  West Germany:  Bruder Hartmann, 1965.
  • Maeder, Edward et al.. An Elegant Art: Fashion & Fantasy in the Eighteenth Century. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1983.