Sack-Back Gown with Skirt (robe à la française), anonymous, c. 1775 - c. 1785

Sack-Back Gown with Skirt (robe à la française), anonymous, c. 1775 - c. 1785

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In the 18th century full skirts fanned out at the sides from the waistline. This emphasized the nipped in upper body. The sack-back is created by box pleats at the back, plis Watteau, a style known as robe à la française. This gown is decorated with pouffes, little ‘cushions’ made of padded and gathered strips of the same fabric. This kind of striped fabric with floral motifs was called mexicaine.

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