Sunday, November 3, 2013

History's Runway: The Miss Wethered Gown, 1785

France, 1785
Worn by one Miss Weathered
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Made in France in 1785, this gown boasts a skirt of printed cotton and an exquisite silk bodice which appears to be two separate garments, although the two are sewn together. The light cotton is printed with a pattern of pine trees, lilacs, dianthus, convolvulus and daisy trails. 
 The bodice, typical of the 1780s, is tight fitting at the back and closes in front.

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