Grand habit de cour, French court gown, 18th century fashion plate


The diminutive engageantes are in keeping with 1780s fashion. The over-skirt has border flounces secured with adjustable gold ropes. Beneath is an under-skirt with swags of fur and beneath that is a pink petticoat.

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