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.
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.