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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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Fashion from 18th century ball gown dress Robe a la Francaise circa from British, England in 1750-1775. #Historical #Costume made from cream silk fabric brocade with woven flowers floral pattern. Square neck at the front bodice with matching stomacher, long ruffles frills sleeves. The skirt is open at the front, and away from the waist towards the sides of the skirt with a petticoat underneath. Self fabric ruffles lace is used on the robes. #Baroque #Rococo #Vintage #Fashion

British, 1775 - 89 The elegance and grandeur of 1770s and 80s court dress is displayed in this court coat. The magnificent array and abundance of silver decorations used to adorn the jacket would have sparkled in flickering candlelight and indicated the status of the wearer who could afford such an expensive garment.

Court suit Date: 1750–75 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal thread Dimensions: Length (a): 42 1/2 in. (108 cm) Length (b):... Accession Number: 33.124.3a, b

Court coat Date: 1750 Culture: European Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Lee... Accession Number: C.I.39.13.97

Detail of intricate metallic embroidery on the Court Dress or robe à la française, ca. 1750, British, Silk with metallic thread.

Dazzling French Court Suit Date:1750–75 Medium: silk

Suit, British, mid 18th c., silk & linen. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Excellent example of Lord Crump's sober style of dress.

Like the 1932 mint green satin gown we just pinned, this too was a Court Presentation Gown, though from the mid-1920s. From the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Court Train, ca. 1809 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal thread Dimensions: Length: 92 1/2 in. (235 cm)

Gentlemen's Brown Velvet Court Coat, French, 1750-1775. (Front View)

Silk velvet court dress with metallic embroidery ca. 1828, probably German - in the Metropolitan Museum of Art costume collections.

Rococo Period Dress (Robe à la Française) Date: ca. 1750 Culture: European Medium: (a) silk, metallic thread (b) silk, cotton (c) silk (d,e) metallic thread Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Trust Gift, 1981