Dress (Robe à la Française)
This is an extraordinary example of weaving incorporating silver metallic threads in a very distinctive design. This textile was identified as an identical match to the textile of a gown worn to a Russian Imperial wedding in the in the 1730s.
Women with coquettish airs were imposing in robes à la française and robes à l’anglaise
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