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A polonaise

Fromont Landry Confections

Object Place: France


114 cm (44 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed cotton, velvet

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A polonaise with inked label written on cotton and sewn on inside of bodice: “This polonaise had a silk skirt of the fashionable color ‘fumée de Londres’. It was made for me in Paris in 1870 and was copied from a dress worn by Madame la Marquise de Gallefet, at the spring races at Auteuil. In those days the fashions were set by the Empress Eugenie and the ladies of her court. Marie Louise Joy” Polonaise made of printed cotton, striped light bluish-green and white, on white stripes, which are wider, polychrome small-scale floral motives, ‘V’ shaped neck, hooked to waist in center front, long sleeves, bell shaped below elbow and trimmed with black velvet ribbon bows, black velvet ribbon waistband, skirt arranged in four deep draped loops, all edges finished with finely pleated sheer white cotton ruffles. Printed label stamped in gold on black velvet belt: FROMONT LANDRY CONFECTIONS 9 RUE de la PAIX, 9.


Made for the donor's mother, Mrs. C. H. Joy, in Paris.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Francis Gray