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Robe à l'Anglaise, c. 1740-1750, re-constructed 1770-1780. Cream silk, woven with a regularly repeating design of stylized flowers with the colours set up in advance in the vertical warp threads. The gown was constructed as a robe à la Francaise with a sack-back, unpicked and re-constructed as a robe à l’Anglaise in the 1770s.

Robe à l'Anglaise, c. 1740-1750, re-constructed 1770-1780. Cream silk, woven with a regularly repeating design of stylized flowers with the colours set up in advance in the vertical warp threads. The gown was constructed as a robe à la Francaise with a sack-back, unpicked and re-constructed as a robe à l’Anglaise in the 1770s.

Sack-back gown circa from 1760-1780. Такую спинку еще называют "Складки Ватто".

Sack-back gown circa from 1760-1780. Такую спинку еще называют "Складки Ватто".

Caraco Jacket and embroidered Petticoat/Skirt, Kyoto Costume Institute    A Caraco is a woman’s jacket which is very similar in form to either the Robe à l'Anglaise or the Robe à la Française, but is no longer than mid-thighs. Originally reserved to the working class, it was adopted by the upper class by the late 1760’s.

Caraco Jacket and embroidered Petticoat/Skirt, Kyoto Costume Institute A Caraco is a woman’s jacket which is very similar in form to either the Robe à l'Anglaise or the Robe à la Française, but is no longer than mid-thighs. Originally reserved to the working class, it was adopted by the upper class by the late 1760’s.

Gown, 1775-1780; Silk, Spitalfields, 1740; England, Silk damask, linen lining. © 2013 The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Gown, 1775-1780; Silk, Spitalfields, 1740; England, Silk damask, linen lining. © 2013 The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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