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Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Sun May 11, 2008 2:48 pm ]
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I am curious as which fabrics that this dress was specifically made of. Such as grey tafetta. Does anyone know if this dress is a Robe a la Francais? I have come to that conclusion anyway. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. :)


Sincerely,

the forum idiot- er Hellou_Librorum :)

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Author:  Marija Vera [ Sun May 11, 2008 10:32 pm ]
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I hate to see unanswered subject but sincerely…I don’t know :| . I’ll see what I can find.

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Sun May 11, 2008 11:02 pm ]
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we ALL know youre smart!
it is in the same style as a robe a francaise but it appears to be a silk and grey taffetta...
gosh this portrait is so alluring.

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Sun May 11, 2008 11:13 pm ]
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I would love to make a replication of this dress. :) So the bodice is silver silk, and the skirt and back is grey taffeta, it's an interesting mix, I wonder if it would work out in real life. I assumed it was taffeta because it shines the most light and changes colors, so I think it is. Perhaps someone else could confirm it. *shrugs*

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Tue May 13, 2008 1:39 am ]
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confusing because taffeta and silk both change with the light, well some times, it seems like alot of work!

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Tue May 13, 2008 2:47 am ]
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Taffeta to me seems to have more a metallic glint to it versus normal silk well at least I think it is present in. Or maybe the sellers are shining in a different light. However compared to normal silk taffeta seems to have the most glean. I'm beginning to think the Bodice is taffeta again! Blast! I'm confused even more!

*eep* *runs away* *hides in dark room*

Red/Orange Taffeta:

http://www.hyenaproductions.com/index.a ... &ProdID=65



Blue Taffeta

http://www.hyenaproductions.com/index.a ... &ProdID=92

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Tue May 13, 2008 9:00 pm ]
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heres my vote for the blue.
its stunning.

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Tue May 13, 2008 9:27 pm ]
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I was just suggesting it had metallic qualities not that I was going to buy it! :lol:

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Wed May 14, 2008 12:19 am ]
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:[
just in case! :]

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Wed May 14, 2008 11:19 am ]
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It's always good to have a approval anyway. :)

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Wed May 14, 2008 8:06 pm ]
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mhm! as long as its not orange :D

Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Fri May 16, 2008 4:50 am ]
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Comte de Provence wrote:
we ALL know youre smart!
it is in the same style as a robe a francaise but it appears to be a silk and grey taffetta...
gosh this portrait is so alluring.


Actually this style of dress is not a Robe a la francaise but a robe de cour or court dress, which was worn at extremely formal court occasions. It was characterized by much larger paniers than were worn for normal day wear and a train which was tied elaborately at the back. This is one of my favorite styles of dress of the 18th century.

Author:  Monsieur Andre [ Fri May 16, 2008 4:52 am ]
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As for the fabric, I would say it is definitely some sort of changeable white/grey silk taffeta.

Author:  Comte de Provence [ Fri May 16, 2008 7:40 pm ]
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isnt this the robe de cour made in the style of a robe francaise?
it matches the silk upholstry on the furniture of the fontainebleau boudoir.

Author:  Rosalie [ Fri May 16, 2008 7:44 pm ]
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It is also one of my favourite styles, Monsieur André. Not the quintessence of comfort but...so beautiful!!! :D

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