Olga Cezzara
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1767-Sacque-"This term seems to have first been used in the 1750s and was applied to gowns with a loose back. The fabric was set in folds below the shoulders from which it fell to the ground where it ended in a short train. The sack developed from an earlier gown worn for informal occasions, called in France a 'robe volante' or 'flying dress', presumably because of the shape it would have been produced when its wearer was moving forward."

Robe a la francaise, This gown is made of silk with very fine stripes of red, blue and white which give the impression of mauve. A white leaf pattern is woven into the fabric and floral sprays in various colours.

Detail sleeve, robe à l'Anglaise, fabric late 1760s-early 1770s. Green brocaded silk satin, the sage green ground woven with pink and ivory feathery bands and blooms, chenille braid to the engageants and front robings.

/ sleeve detail / robe à l'anglaise / fabric late 1760 to early 1770 / green brocaded silk satin / the sage green ground woven with pink and ivory feathery bands and blooms, chenille braid to the engageants and front robings /