Caraco, 1770-85 From Colonial Williamsburg

Caraco, 1770-85From Colonial Williamsburg (Fripperies and Fobs)

Another floral favourite this week! 1838 silk dress in blue satin stripe with roses & forget-me-nots print #RHSChelsea #ChelseaFlowerShow | Fashion Museum Bath (@Fashion_Museum) | Twitter

unknown country Silk dress in blue satin stripe with roses & forget-me-nots print Fashion Museum Bath

Georgian one colour

fripperiesandfobs: “ Robe a la francaise, From the Mint Museum ” -Love the color of this century gown.

The fashionable vogue of wearing a robe a la française dressed a la Polonaise displays the overskirt of the dress tied at the sides using interior cords and/or ribbons or buttons to form three large poufs. English Spitalfields silk brocade is worked in a rose-tone with cream stripes with floral motifs scattered across the ground. Colorful small flowers and white blossoms ornament the design of the fabric. This sumptuous floral patterned silk dress has been trimmed with white fly fringe.

Robe à la française dressed à la polonaise, ca England, the Mint Museum I love everything about this. Love the crazy hat shape! Also love the different height of the ruffle in the front of the skirt.

It's a bit unusual for a fashion photographer to shoot a ghostlike lookbook in which the outfits may appear  barely perceivable, yet the result can be amazingly filled  with a dreamy, haunting beauty. The stunning images  you're probably drooling over were taken by Peter  Olschinsky and Verena Weiss, the masterminds  behind 'Atelier Olschinsky', ”a small creative  studio based in Vienna, Austria” as they  unpretentiously introduce it.

Gorgeous editorial photography for the presentation of Susanne Bisovsky haute couture collection by the Austrian studio Atelier Olschinsky.

Robes à la Polonaise (1780-85) made of silk de chine with hand-painted multicolored floral sprays  "The polonaise gown first came into fashion in the 1770s. It was a style of gown with a close-fitting bodice and the back of the skirt gathered up into three separate puffed sections to reveal the petticoat below. The method of suspending the fabric varied. Most often the dress had rows of little rings sewn inside the skirt through which a cord ran from hem to waist. Alternatively, r...

From the Met Museum: Dress (robe à la polonaise), ca. 1780 French White silk de chine with hand–painted multicolored floral sprays. Dress (robe à la polonaise), American Yellow silk de chine with hand–painted multicolored floral sprays.

Detail front view, robe à la francaise, probably Great Britain, 1775-1780. Cream and pale salmon striped silk embroidered with floral garlands, fly fringe.

Detail front view, robe à la francaise, probably Great Britain, Cream and pale salmon striped silk embroidered with floral garlands, fly fringe.

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