Clothes Tell Stories - Take a closer look at costume Race de sicile – silk fabric popular with the Swedish Silk manufacturers c. 1750. The cut dates from 1770-80s. Caraco, silk, linen, 1770-80s, KM 49.702. Photo Viola Robertsson, Signum|
Bodice, c. 1770-1780. Pale green silk brocade embroidered with floral and leaf patterns, lace trimming.
Women's embroidered jacket, French, second quarter, 18th c. Galliera musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
Casaquin de velours rouge, vers 1700-1725, France, Palais Galliéra, Musée de la mode de la ville de Paris sur Base Joconde
A robe à la Francaise of Chinese lampas satin, circa 1760, The fabric circa 1750, the satin woven with bronze and cream peonies and coiling foliage, the open-robe and petticoat trimmed with furbelows of matching braid trimmed silk, the sleeves with shirred double ruffled `sabot' cuffs, the back panel of the skirt of brown and white. 1740s European silk