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Robe à la Française, 1740s : Women with coquettish airs were wearing robes à la française and robes à l'anglaise throughout the period between 1720 and 1780. The silhouette of the robe à la française, composed of a funnel-shaped bust feeding into wide rectangular skirts, allowed for expansive amounts of textiles with delicate decoration.

Evening Dress Yves Saint Laurent for Dior, 1960 The Victoria... (OMG that dress!)

Cocktail dress Designer: Arnold Scaasi (American, born Montreal, Canada, 1931) Date: ca. 1958 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 44 in. (111.8 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Kay Kerr, 1965