More ideas from Lyubov
omgthatdress:    dress ca 1765 via The Los Angeles Museum of Art    !!!

robe à la française, England, circa Silk satin with weft-float patterning and silk passementerie. (There is no way, w/o turning to the side that they got through the doorways of Regency!

Wedding dress of silk, 1770, Sweden, with silver embroidery, belonged to "Aunt Ulla" Ulrica Christina Cronstedt (1756 - 1841) on Gärdesta....

Wedding dress of pink silk, Sweden, with silver embroidery, belonged to "Aunt Ulla" Ulrica Christina Cronstedt - on Gärdesta. Altered at a later date with machine stitching. Consisting of four pieces, also an apron (not shown) Sörmlands museum

Polonaise Gown, c. 1780 Polonaise gown, hand-painted and hand-sewn reproduction of an extant ensemble at the Metropolitan Museum of Art . Silk calash, hand-sewn reproduction of an extant item in the collection of Pottsgrove Manor. Left, reproduction gown with calash, right, original gown back view. Exotic goods from the East were always highly desirable in fashionable European society, whether home furnishings of rare woods, ladies’ ivory fans, or textiles for expensive garments.

Photoshop helped make an interesting comparison photo of the repro, left, and the original painted silk ensemble, right, at the Met in NY. Looking closely the real dress has much softer colors -I wonder how the repro will look in 200 years?