fashion design inspiration from museum pieces. Fabric late cut is mid French Silk Caraco with Ribbons, Paris. Original silk ribbons to close at front. Ruched ribbon trim at sleeves. Silk is medium weight "Gros de Tours" Lined with linen
Robe à la française (worn à la Polonaise) with Attached Stomacher: ca. French, silk taffeta woven with shaded stripes, bodice and sleeves lined with linen, cuffs lined with wool flannel, stitched in silk thread. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Dress Bodice (Incomplete) This woman's bodice is part of a gown made from sky-blue silk satin brocaded with a pattern of coloured sprigs of honeysuckle and carnations or gillyflowers. Production Date: (bodice);