Object of the Day

Pink Silk Polonaise Robe, 1775-1780

One of the oldest gowns in the collection is this 1775 Robe à l’Anglaise, the name means it is an English-styled gown. It has a full skirt, and ‘robe’ that closes in the front but is open over the skirt. The back of the bodice comes to a point and is sewn into the skirt.

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