France ca.1795. Polychrome embroidered cotton gauze skirt from the french Empire period, consisting in two never used panels . The border panels still have traces of the frame. The cotton gauze with an amazing transparency, has never been washed and is still rigide. Beautiful embroidery with silk thread and chain stitch, wavygarlands of polychrome creepers.
1770-1780 Sack back open gown of rose pink ribbed silk brocaded with scattered multicolored flower sprays and small cream flower sprigs, looped cream silk fringe trim, bodice with pendant self fabric bands to cross-over and pin under arms, center front eyelets forlacing, skirt knife pleated to bodice, interior linen waist tapes and loops for polonaise effect, homespun linen bodice and sleeve linings, hem deeply faced with soft cream China silk.
SILK BROCADE ROBE a L’ANGLAISE, CANADIAN, 1750 - 1775. Ivory silk brocaded with small tone on tone flowers and larger polychrome floral clusters, semi boned bodice with square-cut neckline and elbow length sleeve, pleated cuff decorated with fancy cord and polychrome tassels, trained open skirt with cord-trimmed furbelows, matching petticoat, bodice lined in cotton and linen. | Whitaker Auctions
Skirt and Caraco,ca. 1775, Denmark, jersey, quilted silk. The skirt has a wide pattern and two pearl buttons. The lining is of white silk. The Caraco is fastened at the waist. The sleeves have ruffles. Silk Lining along the front of the jacket and in the hood. The jacket is closed at the chest with 5 hooks and eyes. (c) NATMUS DK
1) model 2) stockings 3) undershirt 4) men's corset 5) breeches 6) neck ruff 7) doublet 8) jerkin 9) boot Around the time that Queen Elizabeth came into power it was popular for men to have a more slender, geometrical shape, and thus the corset. The model I used for this fashion layout is Null-Entity. http://null-entity.deviantart.com/art/Umbrella-Pose-Closed-04-481646128
Side view: Polonaise, Spain, 1775-1785, Salmon silk & fabric decoration with applied green silk taffeta. 5 covered cylindrical buttons at the wrist. The seams are covered by a braided cord that ends at the waist loop and tassel trimmings. Known internationally as "the polonaise", in Spain was known as "Polish". Popular during the reign of Carlos III. Spanish identity of this polonaise is in the decorative elements, such as draping shoulder pads that cover the shoulder seams. (c) Museo del…