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Dress (robe à l'anglaise) c.1790-England Material: Cream silk taffeta; two-layered "compères" front with buttons; matching trim; black lace decoration at front bodice and cuffs; wine-colored ribbon lacing at cuffs; matching petticoat; fichu at neck. A dress of surprisingly modern taste appeared around the time of French Revolution, during the transition period from the gorgeous Rococo style silk dresses to plain cotton dresses after the Revolution.

Visiting dress (image 1) | Emile Pingat | 1872 | French; Paris | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 25.200a, b

Tea gown Liberty & Co. (British, founded London, 1875) Date: ca. 1885 Culture: British Medium: silk. Sideway

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