After the body consciousness and transparent fabrics of the Empire style, fabrics took on more weight. At first, plain silks in vivid colors imitated the simple lines of musin dresses. It was not long, however, before the plain gown began to be accented with intricate contrasting applied decoration.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Costume in the Age of Ingres," September 9, 1999–November 21, 1999.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Age Of Napoleon," December 13, 1989–April 15, 1990.