V240: Robe a la Francaise, 1740

Bwah, it’s one of *those* days, so here’s a beautiful gown to gaze upon…

The Met
Robe a la Francaise
Hand-painted silk, fly fringe trimmings

I’ll take a little opulence with my tea, please!


  • Anonymous

    August 28, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Thanks for sharing- this gown is divine! The fly fringe is amazing… just think of all the hours put towards the trim alone. Wish we all could have a gown like this in our wardrobes… sigh…

  • kbsalazar

    August 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Gown as ever, is gorgeous. Proof that nothing succeeds like excess. But speaking of excess, can we attribute your "Bwah" to aftermath of the absinthe party? -k.

    • Lauren Stowell

      August 28, 2012 at 8:57 PM

      Hahaha, no, I'm not much of a party girl! I had one glass of rather enjoyable wormwood-free (it's the US after all) absinthe, talked awhile to a Belgian kid, then went home. That's all! See how boring I am!!

    • Lauren Stowell

      August 28, 2012 at 8:58 PM

      What is the yardage on this gown, do you suppose? If the motifs are spread apart to leave a lot of negative space, then it might not take so long! The skill to do it, however…and the materials…different story, haha!


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