As an attempt at some sort of regularity, I’ve scheduled four posts a day for the remainder of the workweek. I’m currently setting up another run starting the first Monday in July.
This week’s posts are all iterations of the robe à la française, also called “a sack-back gown” or simply a “sacque,” was one of the common types of women’s dresses in the 18th century. It had a loose pleated back; the pleats became known as “Watteau pleats“ after the early-18th-century painter Antoine Watteau.
American Duchess – The Many Types of Late 18th Century Gowns
Confessions of a Costumeholic – Robe à la what?
Fasshion Encyclopedia – Robe à la Française
Wikipedia – Sack-back gown