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The Marie Dress
Muslin gown, chemise a la reine, chemise dress Details:
  • 100% cotton
  • Unlined bodice, sleeves, and skirt
  • Drawstring closures at back
  • Optional contrasting belt
  • Slightly elevated waistline
  • Inside seams are machine stitched. All outside stitches are hand finished. Hem and tucks are machine finished.
Shown over a period shift (not included but recommended)

Available in custom sizing
Available in standard sizing
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When placing your order, please specify fabric selection for gown (choose 2)

Please allow 3-4 weeks for the completion of this gown.*

Special Order #1785W
Price: $395.00


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*Completion times are estimates and not guarantees. To avoid delays or additional fees, please email us for current turn-around times.

HISTORICAL NOTES:

muslin gown
This gown was inspired by the "Portrait of Madame Seriziat" by Jacques- Louis David (Le Louvre) painted in 1795.

David was famous for his paintings of idealized figures of revolutionary France. The portrait depicts a woman wearing a later version of the chemise a la reine, often referred to as a gaulle dress, and known in America as the muslin gown.

The chemise dress was made famous by France's Marie Antoinette and was the official dress of her countryside estates. Though labeled radical at first, this style of dress became extremely popular in the latter part of the 18th century and was was adopted by fashionable European ladies, those living in Europe's tropical colonies, and in America.

Traditionally white in color, this style of dress has also been documented in a variety of soft pastels and small prints as well. In England, it was worn over a small pad attached at the back of the corset.

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