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  • Galina Bessonova

    Court dress (back view) | Great Britain, circa 1750 | Blue silk taffeta brocaded with silver thread | In the 18th century, formal dress was so closely associated with Versailles and the French court that it was universally described as the 'Robe à la Française' | It is open at the front, with a decorative bodice insert called a stomacher covering the corset and an underskirt, the petticoat, showing under the splayed drapery of the overskirt | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

  • Alyse Arko

    I WOULD WEAR IT! And here we go. The extravagance of the 18th century. This court dress cs 1750. Court dress was associated with Versaille and the French court. [British] (C.I.65.13.1a-c) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Linda Walsh

    Rococo Period Dress - Court dress, ca. 1750 British In the eighteenth century, formal dress was so closely associated with Versailles and the French court that it was universally described as the robe à la française. As illustrated here, the robe à la française has a fitted overdress. It is open at the front, with a decorative bodice insert called a stomacher covering the corset and an underskirt, the petticoat, showing under the splayed drapery of the overskirt. Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Paula George

    British court dress, ca. 1750, Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art. #CostumeInstitute #MetropolitanMuseumOfArt #fashion #BritishFashion

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