Dress, silk, flax, French

Dress

Date:
1735–40
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, flax
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary Tavener Holmes, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.399.1
Not on view
This open robe, lacking petticoat, in spice brown damask reveals both the wide circumstance of the 1730s style, just before the flattening out that occurred at mid-century, and the hedonism of extraordinary damask, even when it's monochromatic. The luxury of this textile art alone is enough to warrant the interest in and satisfaction taken from this open robe.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fashion and History: A Dialogue," December 7, 1992–March 21, 1993.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Ceaseless Century," September 9, 1998–November 29, 1998.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infra-Apparel," April 1, 1993–August 8, 1993.