ca. 1787 French court dress with several skirt layers

From; cropped and enlarged.

The modiste went to some trouble to gather the upper over-skirt to the right and the bottom skirt to the left to create ruffles while the middle two layers are flat, possibly the result of helical winding of the layers.

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