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Dress Form of the 18th Century

28 August 2018 | By: Bettina Pfleging

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Characteristic of the “French dresses”, usually made of silk, are a front open manteau (overdress) worn over the jupe (skirt), and a plug, a triangular insert at the upper part, with which the dress was closed. In the back the silk fabric usually forms the „Watteaufalte“, typically of that time and often expiring to a train. Shirt, corset and hoop skirt were added as an undergarment.
The special exhibition focuses on a newly acquired one-piece silk dress from the 1760s made of richly patterned silk in the silhouette of a waist Andrienne, at that time a highly fashionable special form of a “robe à la française”.

„Luxury in silk. Fashion in the 18th century”
5 July 2018 to 6 January 2019, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg

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Kleid (Robe à la francaise), Ausschnitt, 1775/1779, Seidengewebe, Kyoto; ArteMIS, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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Kleid (Robe à la francaise), Ausschnitt, 1759/1761, Seidengewebe, Kyoto; ArteMIS, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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Kleid (Robe à la francaise), Ausschnitt, 1759/1761, Lüsterseide, Kyoto; ArteMIS, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

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Japon of robe à la francaise, Ausschnitt, c. 1770, silk, Amsterdam; Rijksmuseum Collection, Amsterdam

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Pop van hout met glazen ogen en kapsel van mensenhaar, gekleed in een japon (demi-parure) van gebloemde sits, bestaande uit een overjapon en een tablier, Ausschnitt, c. 1760, Amsterdam; Rijksmuseum Collection, Amsterdam

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Manteau robe à la francaise, Ausschnitt, zijdelinnen, 140 × 232 cm, Amsterdam; Amsterdam Museum, Stadtmuseum Amsterdam

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Robe à la francaise, Ausschnitt, 1760-1780, Amsterdam; Amsterdam Museum, Stadtmuseum Amsterdam

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Kleid (Robe à la francaise), Ausschnitt, 1764/1766, Seidenatlas, Kyoto; ArteMIS, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München