Jean Francois De Troy: Declaration of Love, 1731

Runway Inspiration: Jean Francois De Troy: Declaration of Love, 1731

robe a la francaise costume fashion rococo 18th century beauty

Royal Ontario Museum: Woman's overdress or robe à la française with petticoat Spitalfield Brocaded silk trimmed with lace, gauze and silk flowers circa Georgian; George III Area of Origin: England

Catherine Havers, Barthélemy Du Pan (attributed to), 1735. Leeds Museums and Galleries

1735 Catherine Havers, Barthélemy Du Pan (attributed to), Leeds Museums and Galleries

Every morning before she got out of bed, Marie Antoinette would be presented with the gazette des atours, a huge book full of fabric swatches from each of her gowns and she would place a pin in the dresses that she wanted to wear that day, which would then be brought down from the wardrobe in vast green taffeta covered baskets.

Marie Antoinette, Versailles, France - painting by Heinrich Lossow

1735-1740, England - Mantua - Brocaded silk, hand-sewn with spun silk and spun threads, lined with linen, brown paper lining for cuffs, brass, canvas and pleated silk

Mantua

Mantua Place of origin: Spitalfields, England (woven) (made)Brocaded silk, hand-sewn with spun silk and spun threads, lined with linen, brown paper lining for cuffs

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