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Madame Pompadour, mistress de officialle of King Louis XV of France- this dress is one of my faves

LA ROBE DE MADAME DE POMPADOUR, 1755. Madame de Pompadour paper dress. Dress created in September 2001 inspired by a painting by  Maurice Quentin de la Tour (1755). Dimensions : 85 cm x 65 cm x 165 cm. Photo : René Stoeltie.

Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis the 15th of France. She was an able leader and an extremely influential power behind the throne. Her relationship with the king lasted until her death. She was skilled at politics, botany, architecture, drama and music.

Robe à la Française Date:1770–90Culture:French (probably)Medium:silkDimensions:Length at CB (a): 61 in. (154.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 38 in. (96.5 cm) Length at CB (c): 22 in. (55.9 cm)Credit Line:Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1964Accession Number:C.I.64.33a–c

robe à la française, English Silk extended tabby (gros de Tours) with liseré self-patterning and brocading in silver lamella and filé, circa 1750s, ROM

Madame Pompadour - a relative on my mom's side:)

L'art de la coëffure des dames françoises, avec des estampes by Legros de Rumigny. He was the hairdresser for the French court of the 18th century including Madame de Pompadour.