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Robe à la Française, ca. 1775; silk, linen
Metropolitan Museum of Art C.I.43.90.48a, b; Gift of Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss
This gown has an ingenious method of closure. Rather than the sides of the bodice pinning to the stays, the lining extends to the center front and hooks together, allowing the stomacher to be pinned on top.