The gown is inspired by oil portraits of the early 1740's


Circa 1760's/1770's watteau gown with modifications.  The gown is constructed of almost 25 yards of a windowpane silk organza over a taupe colored silk taffeta.  The silk organza floats weightlessly over the organza while the taffeta highlights the woven pattern in its sheer counterpart.  


The gown is worn over strapless stays, panniers and a full quilted petticoat (for warmth!)  In a few images you will also see a vintage fox fur collar and hand stitched mitts.  Check out the other pages in the portfolio for information about my accessories.

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