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Robe à la Polonaise: ca. 1778, French, silk.
Dress (Robe à la Polonaise) (Side) Date: 1774–93 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length: 53 in. (134.6 cm) Width: 46 1/2 in. (118.1 cm) Credit Line: Dodge Fund, 1934 Accession Number: 34.112a, b This artwork is not on display
Dress (Robe à la Française) Date: 1765–70 Culture: Italian Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 61 in. (154.9 cm) Total Length (b): 41 in. (104.1 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mary Tavener Holmes, 1983 Accession Number: 1983.399.2a, b This artwork is not on display
Silk and bast fiber robe à la française (back), French, 1770-75. The robe à la française was derived from the loose negligee sacque dress of the earlier part of the century, and is renowned for the beauty of the textiles used, the cut of the back employing box pleats and skirt decorations, known as robings, which showed endless imagination and variety.