Dress Date: Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 58 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 39 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Joan F. Wilson in memory of Isabel Marindin Ferguson, 1980 Accession Number: b
Mantua 'Court dress' was an exclusive and very ornate style of clothing worn by the aristocracy, the only people usually invited to attend at Court. The style of the robe is quite old-fashioned, and based on the mantua.
This is a matching pink caraco jacket and petticoat from the This outfit has less decoration and the jacket is based off of an English man's riding dress. Eschelles still adorn the front in a similar color of pink.