03 octobre 2019

“Paris, Capital of Fashion” at The Museum at FIT

In an undated image provided by The Museum at FIT, from left, two dresses from about 1755-1760 and a fall 2000 haute couture design by John Galliano for Christian Dior with an underskirt and a metal frontpiece, at The Museum at FIT in New York. Two new exhibitions in New York detail the evolution, and survival, of the fashion industry in France. (The Museum at FIT via The New York Times). NEW YORK - Paris is widely regarded as “the most glamorous and competitive of the world’s fashion capitals” (to quote The New Yorker).... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2016

Robe à la Française, vers 1750 - 1760

Robe à la Française, vers 1750 - 1760. Satin liseré, soie grise et verte, doublure, taffetas rayé, soie verte et violette, applications de chenille en soie verte. Don de Madame Bove. GAL15611.D.37 A/B. Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. © L. Degrâces et Ph. Ladet / Galliera / Roger-Viollet Souvent associée au nom du grand peintre Antoine Watteau, la robe dite à la française est la tenue féminine la plus caractéristique de l’élégance sous Louis XV. Elle se singularise par la... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2016

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1765, France

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1765, France. Light-blue Lyon silk chiné with cartouche-enclosed floral motif; self-fabric trim; double-flounced cuffs; matching stomacher and petticoat. AC5317 86-8-5AE. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Toru Kogure. This dress represent the most sophisticated and delicate spirit of the rococo style. The fabric with the water-blotting pattern was called "chiné à la branche" in French. The pattern was printed onto the warp prior to weaving. In Europe, the "chiné" technique was... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2016

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, France

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, (fabric: c. 1750), France. Orange Lyons brocade with plant pattern, trims; double-flounced pagoda sleeves; stomacher, petticoat in matching fabric. AC5373 86-18-4AC. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Toru Kogure. This is a typical Rococo period women's dress, "robe à la française". The ensemble shown here consists of a gown, the petticoat much like what we would call a skirt today, and a stomacher made in a triangular panel shape. The gown opens in the front, and has large... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2016

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, England

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, England. Yellow silk taffeta (lustring), matching trim; double-flounced pagoda sleeves; matching petticoat. AC5761 88-11AB. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Toru Kogure. A typical 18th century women's dress, "robe à la française". The color has a golden shine, resonating with the glossy brilliance of the crisp silk. In early Christian culture, yellow was seen as the color of heretics, and held in contempt until medieval times. In China, yellow was the color of the... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2016

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, England

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, England. Off-white Spitalfields silk brocade of gold, silver, and polychrome threads with plant pattern; trimmed with gold lace and silver gauze; matching stomacher and petticoat. AC4891 84-23-1AC. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa. This dress, made from the gorgeous silk brocade on a white background made in Spitalfields, had come down from a Scottish castle. Three kinds of gold threads and 11 colors silk threads weaved floral pattern, on the background of... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2016

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, France?

Dress ("robe à la française"), c. 1760, France?. White and pink plaid silk taffeta; double flounced pagoda sleeves; stomacher with échelle of ribbon; engageantes; quilles, and lappets of Argentan lace. AC4628 83-21-1AB. ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Toru Kogure The woman's dress of the 18th century is characterized by the light pastel color and the decorations such as lace, ribbons, and artificial flowers. Especially, lace, created with the most delicate handwork techniques, was significant in enriching... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2016

Detail of the back of a robe à la française made in England from Chinese painted silk, c 1770s

Detail of the back of a robe à la française made in England from Chinese painted silk, c 1770s. Victoria and Albert Museum
21 janvier 2016

Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1765

Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1765. De Young Museum, San Francisco.
21 janvier 2016

Robe à la française, French, ca. 1745-1760

Robe à la française, French, ca. 1745-1760. Museum of Fine Arts Boston