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Robe à l'Anglaise

Date:
ca. 1770
Culture:
American or European
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Irene Lewisohn, 1937
Accession Number:
C.I.37.66a, b
Not on view
The robe à l'anglaise was an open robe consisting of a bodice cut in one piece with an overskirt that was parted in front to reveal a matching petticoat. Its fitted bodice did not have the center back pleats, often referred to as the "Watteau back," that typified the equally popular style of the robe à la française.
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