21 janvier 2016

Robe à la Française, French, ca. 1765

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

19 janvier 2016

Robe à la Française, European, ca. 1765

Robe à la Française, European, ca. 1765, silk. Length at CB: 63 1/2 in. (161.3 cm). Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 2001. 2001.472a, b. The Metropolitan Museum of Art © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Like the Mantua, the sack, or sacque, dress began life as an informal garment. It was initially a French fashion, its defining feature being the row of two double box pleats sewn in at the center of the neckline at the back of the dress and falling to the hem. The early form of the gown was... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2015

The fashion gallery at Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin

Gown in dark-green Gros de Tour brocade, England, 1730-1740. This gown with adjusted back is typical of English ladies’ fashion during the 18th century and is outstanding in the quality of its stiff, beautifully brocaded silk, with its pattern of tulips and chrysanthemum flowers. Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.  Jacket ca. 1750. Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Bodice, ca. 1750. Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Men’s suit made of blue wool in twill weave... [Lire la suite]