Robe à la Française | c.1760

A typical 18th century women’s dress, “robe à la française”. The color has a golden shine, resonating with the glossy brilliance of the crisp silk.
In early Christian culture, yellow was seen as the color of heretics, and held in contempt until medieval times. In China, yellow was the color of the Emperor, a color so noble that commoners were forbidden its use. The 18th century vogue for “chinoiserie” amongst Europeans resulted in new interest in yellow, leading it to become a fashionable color.

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