Woman's Robe à la Polonaise (Close-bodied Gown) France, circa 1775 Costumes; principal attire (entire body) Silk plain weave with supplementary warp- and weft-float patterning Center back length: 54 in.
Round, flat straw hat embroidered with straw-work flowers. Round, flat straw hat with shallow crown. Embroidered with straw-work flowers on crown and around brim, a wreath of straw flowers around crown. Straw, plaited and dyed.