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Evening dress

Design House:
Rouff (French, 1844–1914)
Date:
ca. 1895
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. William E. S. Griswold, 1941
Accession Number:
2009.300.2339a, b
Not on view
This is a clear example of the love for reinterpreting the 18th-century aesthetic which prevailed in the Belle Époque, evoking the grandeur and romanticism of the period. This evening dress bodice precisely references the fine embroidered men's waistcoats of the period, but with very delicate and feminine motifs evoking the style of Rococo weaver Philippe de Lasalle (1723-1804).
Marking: Woven into petersham: "Rouff/13 Bd. Haussmann/Paris"
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