1765-1770 British Robe à la française at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "This elegant ensemble illustrates how valuable silk fabrics were reused in the 18th century. The densely patterned silk brocade dates from the late 1730s and characterises the naturalistic designs of subtly shaded fruits and flowers popular during that decade."
Afternoon dress, American, ca. 1882. Olive ribbed silk & silk velvet. Probably made from European textiles, which were most likely woven in Lyons, France. Front panel of voided velvet has stylized floral pattern that recalls antique Italian and Ottoman textiles depicting pomegranates or carnations. Fashion Institute of Technology