Monday, April 29, 2013

Galerie des Modes, 37e Cahier, 3e Figure

Black polonaise or informal gown that can be worn in Grand mourning.  The muff is of black plumes according to etiquette.  Grey pelisse edged with swansdown. (1781)

This plate is from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 44.1521.

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