1790s Robe a L'Anglaise. I call this one the "Revolution Dress" from the Kyoto Fashion Institute. Cream silk taffetta, with a zone/turque-like front and button closure. Black lace decorates the front of the bodice and the cuffs, the latter lacing with wine-colored ribbons. The sash sports a metal buckle with a painted porcelain center, on a striped silk sash.

1790s Robe a L'Anglaise. I call this one the "Revolution Dress" from the Kyoto Fashion Institute. Cream silk taffetta, with a zone/turque-like front and button closure. Black lace decorates the front of the bodice and the cuffs, the latter lacing with wine-colored ribbons. The sash sports a metal buckle with a painted porcelain center, on a striped silk sash.

Portrait of Madame Marigot in Smyrna by Liotard Note the beautiful Entari and the open line with a visible cleavage under the transparent undershirt called Gömlek . This was not worn for sexual reasons but for aesthetic reasons! (Pharyah)

Portrait of Madame Marigot in Smyrna by Liotard Note the beautiful Entari and the open line with a visible cleavage under the transparent undershirt called Gömlek . This was not worn for sexual reasons but for aesthetic reasons! (Pharyah)

Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, 1871-1949): (from left to right) long gown of silk velvet - 1930's, "Delphos" Dress of pleated silk - 1920's, jacket of silk velvet - 1930's. "Although modern and original, these creations are inspired by Classical Greek and medieval clothing. Fortuny produced the dyes, stencils and all of the machines that made the clothing in his studio at the Palazzo Orfei in Venice. Every piece of the garment was handmade, even the labels..."

Mariano Fortuny (Spanish, 1871-1949): (from left to right) long gown of silk velvet - 1930's, "Delphos" Dress of pleated silk - 1920's, jacket of silk velvet - 1930's. "Although modern and original, these creations are inspired by Classical Greek and medieval clothing. Fortuny produced the dyes, stencils and all of the machines that made the clothing in his studio at the Palazzo Orfei in Venice. Every piece of the garment was handmade, even the labels..."

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