Self-Portrait with Two Pupils, Mademoiselle Marie-Gabrielle Capet and Mademoiselle Carreaux de Rosemond by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1785)
I’m writing on this stunning piece by Labille-Guiard for an art history comparison and I can’t decide - do you think her robe à l’anglaise is made out of taffeta or satin? My initial idea was taffeta, since it has such a thick and heavy drape, but the sheen looks more like satin (and the presence of a lining, which looks more like the slightly matte appearance of taffeta, would explain its weight). What do you think?
As a side note, I will make Labille-Guiard’s gown (as well as the one worn by the most visible student, who I suspect is Marie Marguerite Carreaux de Rosemond) - and if it’s satin, then I already have the main fabric!

Self-Portrait with Two Pupils, Mademoiselle Marie-Gabrielle Capet and Mademoiselle Carreaux de Rosemond by Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1785)

I’m writing on this stunning piece by Labille-Guiard for an art history comparison and I can’t decide - do you think her robe à l’anglaise is made out of taffeta or satin? My initial idea was taffeta, since it has such a thick and heavy drape, but the sheen looks more like satin (and the presence of a lining, which looks more like the slightly matte appearance of taffeta, would explain its weight). What do you think?

As a side note, I will make Labille-Guiard’s gown (as well as the one worn by the most visible student, who I suspect is Marie Marguerite Carreaux de Rosemond) - and if it’s satin, then I already have the main fabric!