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I was totally inspired by the costumes in The Duchess. Since Costume Con 27 was coming up, I had somewhere to wear it.

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Robe and petticoat, Spitalfields, England. 1735-39 (woven); 1765-70 (made), silk. Victoria & Albert Museum.

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Robe and petticoat Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Spitalfields, England (woven) Date: (made) (woven)

Klänningar 1700-1810 | Sällskapet Gustafs Skål

The polonaise gown first came into fashion in the It was a style of gown with a close-fitting bodice and the back of the skirt gathered up into three separate puffed sections to reveal the petticoat below

Before the Automobile: Costume College dress rehearsal part I, 1770's robe à la Polonaise à coqueluchon

This dress was one of the seven I took with me to Costume College this year. I hadn& had a proper chance to try out all the different way.

French brocaded silk taffeta open robe, 1780s. Vintage Textiles #2811.

French brocaded silk taffeta open robe made from golden silk taffeta with purple rib weave stripes and small ivory brocaded flowers.

Robe à la française dressed à la polonaise, ca 1760-80 England, the Mint Museum by jaclyn

Robe a la francaise dressed a la Polonaise. ca - style reportedly response to 1772 division of Poland into 3 kingdoms.

BACK: Robe, Polonaise Place of origin: England (made) Date: ca. 1775 (made) Materials and Techniques: Silk lined with linen

Polonaise Robe, England, Silk with boning and lined with linen. Robe and Polonaise of lustring striped in pale green, cream and two shades of purple.