May 18, 2022

Creole Comforts and French Connections: A Case Study in Caribbean Dress

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By Philippe Halbert From The Junto In 1779, a fashion plate depicting a woman’s garment “in the creole style” was published in Paris. Consisting of a lightweight muslin gown with wrist-length sleeves, the dress was “in the style of a chemise,” the basic female undergarment of the period.[1] Worn over a petticoat, the gown was […]