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Early Empire Open Gown

  The dress from a 2nd half of 90th of 18th century and is a transition between late rococo fashion and typical empire chemise gown. The outfit consists of a round gown and an open gown and is hand sewn. The upper layer is the open gown of pink silk dupioni. The over gown is made according to an extant piece (1795 - 1803, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Arnold: Patterns of Fashion 1) and like the original is trimmed with twisted cord. The outfit is completed with a pair of gloves, a turban of white organza and pink sash with brooch and ostrich feathers, which creates more festive headdress.

Tailor's - Hanka, 1790s gentleman's outfit, part 1
Copyright Martina a Martin Hřibovi 2006
Tailor's - Hanka, Early Empire Open Gown - Gloves, part 2