Robe à la Française Date: Culture: French Medium: silk, bast fiber. The striped textile here is indicative of the change in aesthetics around 1770 to a more neoclassical taste, less florid the the silks of the previous decades.
Dress and matching petticoat of blue and rose changeable, heavily ribbed silk; English back, with slight train; low cut neck trimmed with contemporary brocaded silk gauze ruffle. Museum of Fine Art, Boston, USA.
Rococo - Robe à la française Medium: Ivory silk brocade, lace, passementerie Date: Country: France Credit: Museum Purchase This dress conveys the opulence and ostentation that were an integral part of court dress.