In lieu of being overwhelmed with contemporary fashion this week during New York’s fashion week, I needed to feed my eyes with an amazing artifact from my favorite period, the 18th century. This is an image that I have saved for for my 18th century dress and textiles research, which was sold at Kerry Taylor Auctions in London in 08 Dec 2010 Passion for Fashion sale as lot 65. The cataloguing is a follows:
Robe a la Anglais, c. 1770s, made from white embroidered Chinese silk for the western market, c. 1755-60. Embroidered in imitation of a brocade with bouquets of flowers tied with blue ribbons; wing cuffs trimmed in brown fur, front-closure to bodice edged in dark green silk, gown unlined except the upper bodice lined in calico. http://www.kerrytaylorauctions.com/sales/detail.php?lotid=11358
Enjoy the eye candy.