Robe à la française (worn à la Polonaise) with Attached Stomacher: ca. French, silk taffeta woven with shaded stripes, bodice and sleeves lined with linen, cuffs lined with wool flannel, stitched in silk thread. Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Russian Court dress Empress Marie Feodorovna, wife of Emperor Paul I. In century Russia the nobility spent most evenings at grand balls during the winter months. They wore their most exquisite gowns and jewelry dripping from every inch of their bodies.