For this occasion Sewstine worked with this robe à la française , from 1760, found in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Monochrome, but in a bright canary yellow guaranteed to catch anyone’s attention across a room, this exceptionally well-preserved robe à la française with trimmings represents the apogee of the form. The absence of ornament, other than basic ruffles, makes this a museum object easy to read: it is a perfect teaching example, free from distractions and affirming thereby the adorned beauty of eighteenth-century silhouette and style, so often masked under frills and coquetry.
Sewstine did an amazing work recreating each detail from the dress.
She trusted me to craft a pair of shoes, recreating the shape, heel and form of a pair of 18th century française shoes to accompany her creation
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