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Robe a la française | Kent State University Museum | 1760-1779
Brocade robe a l’anglaise | Kent State University Museum | c. 1770-90 (definitely not from the latter part of the timespan they gave there!)
Princess Maria Anna of Savoy by unknown artist, ca. 1777
(c) Museo del Traje
Jubon - Vest, ca. 1770, Madrid. Blue silk and taffeta silk in ivory. With neck placket and long sleeves and narrow. The back ends in its lower edge in a queue. Decorated with a silk cord application and metallic threads in gold silk braid. Majismo costume, part of the movement in late 18thC Spanish clothing away from the influence of the French and towards a more Spanish style of clothing.
For those of you that don’t know, jubón simply means “doublet” in Spanish!
Madame de Saint-Maurice by Joseph Siffred Duplessis, 1776
I’ve always loved button-up bodices.
Marie-Antoinette with Uncolored (!!!) Hair by François Dumond
There’s no date, but I’d say this is late 1770s, especially because she looks so young; it could also be early 1780s (zone fronts were popular in this period). Wasn’t she beautiful? I love her delicately arched eyebrows.
Robe à l’Anglaise | c. 1775
Unfortunately, I don’t know where this is from, but I’m convinced that Michael O’Connor, who designed the costumes for The Duchess, used it as inspiration for the below dress:
Riding coats, Met Museum, c. 1760 and 1775
Polonaise jacket, Imotex collections, 1770s
Polonaise, Museo del Traje, 1775-85
It looks like candy!