Dress a la polonaise, outer fabric embroidered linen, lining linen, 1770s, KM 67.871

Dress a la polonaise, outer fabric embroidered linen, lining linen, 1770s, KM 67.871

Detail of a suit that belonged to Axel von Fersen – Paris – c.1785.

Detail of a suit that belonged to Axel von Fersen – Paris – c.1785.

Stays, 1785-1790. (c) McCord Museum, M969X.26. Note straps that wrap around back and hook at the front waist.  It seems like Claire is always getting out of her stays.

Stays, 1785-1790. (c) McCord Museum, M969X.26. Note straps that wrap around back and hook at the front waist. It seems like Claire is always getting out of her stays.

1780 Unknown girl believed by some to be the princesse de Lamballe by Alexander Roslin

1780 Unknown girl believed by some to be the princesse de Lamballe by Alexander Roslin

Silk & Ermine Evening Cape, 1795, Augusta Auctions, MAY 13th & 14th, 2014, Lot 4

Silk & Ermine Evening Cape, 1795, Augusta Auctions, MAY 13th & 14th, 2014, Lot 4

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