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Chemise Dress, ca. 1800-1805

Vestido camisa, ca. 1800-1805. Colección Museo del Traje, Madrid. Pulse para ampliar

Neoclassicism

Natural-coloured linen dress with train. Centre closing at the front with two threaded ribbons. Embroidered decoration of golden thread and sequins to form a wide band with floral and garland motifs.

Following the French Revolution, women’s attire underwent a dramatic change. The waist was raised to below the bust and inner structures were discarded. Fine cotton or linen fabrics were preferred, imitating those worn by the classic statues that served as the inspiration for all the post-revolution fashions. In Spain at the time, these dress types were known as vestidos camisa (chemise dresses).

Inventory: MT-000667

Bibliography:

  • VV.AA., Vida cotidiana en tiempos de Goya, Lunwerg Editores,1996, p. 128.
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