Detail from 1780s French Linen men's shirt. Gussets below the arm were used to allow freedom of movement while the gusset on the shoulder assisted with fit, allowing the fabric to not pull tightly through the neck and chest. Fashion 1700, 1780S French, French Linens, Linens Men, Men Shirts, Allowance Freedom, 18Th Century Fashion Men, Pulled Tights, French Dress 18Th
Also on these boards
Dress (Robe à l'Anglaise) Date: ca. 1780 Culture: British Medium: cotton, flax Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 58 in. (147.3 cm) Length at CB (b): 37 in. (94 cm) Credit Line: Gifts in memory of Elizabeth Lawrence, 1982 Accession Number: 1982.291a, b This artwork is not on display
Fashion 18th century gown Caraco dress Robe a la Francaise circa from 1780. Made from silk with metallic embroidered flower floral garland leaf and vines pattern embroidery in various colours decorated the neckline, matching stomacher at the front bodice and the full skirt hem.
Coat (Cutaway), 1780–90, French, silk. The narrow silhouette of the late 18th century is portrayed brilliantly in this court coat. Although this would have been worn with a coordinating breeches and a waistcoat originally, the extant coat alone shows the importance attached to complex and visually intriguing surface decoration provided by embroidery, appliqué and unique textiles.