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Dress

Date:
1755–65
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Fédération de la Soirie, 1950
Accession Number:
50.168.1a, b
Not on view
Rococo style embraced foreign styles with an inclusive, even rapacious eclecticism, but also with its own propensity to moderation and the small scale. During the period, Ikat, or warp-printed fabric, was modified to meet European taste. Saturated Eastern colors and bold geometrics became muted pastels in smaller floral and striped patterns characterizing many of the designs.
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