• The sleeve, from the right side.
  • Image of the sleeve, as seen from the wrong side.
    The sleeve, from the wrong side.

Construction of the Sleeves

The sleeves consist of two parts, a shorter upper part in doubled silver fabric set in knife pleats reinforced with whalebone, and a longer one made of patterned gauze set in inverted pleats. This sort of sleeve was called engagentes and was customary on a royal gala dress, a “robe de cour”.