|Madame de Pompadour by Boucher, 1759|
The 1740s and 1750s in France was the time of large, beautiful Robe a la Francaise gowns, made from stunning textiles, and decorated in all manner of beautiful laces, passementerie, and trimmeries. Here’s what Madame de Pompadour would have sported in her time…
A Selection from The Met:
From the V&A:
Musee Galliera (via Fripperies and Fobs):
We don’t see so many 1740s and 50s gowns in the museums as we do the later 18th century. Do you have a favorite? Have you made a gown of this period?