This dress is in keeping with the interest in historical revivals popular in the century. The long puffed sleeves refer to both Elizabethan and early styles. The one-piece construction indicates it was probably intended for formal reception at home
While white is now de rigueur for bridal attire, the fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late century. This dress is a good example of the more practical century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings.
Reenactment garment Burgundy Regency Coat over your shoulders and cut a gallant figure at your next festive event. Designed in the cut-away style found in early century fashion, this men’s coat is ideal with our Fall Front Trousers for a true period look.
A garrick coat from the Empire period were sometimes called a coachman's coat. These coats were a particularly popular style during this period, were very long in length, and had between three and five short caplets attached to the collar.
Ensemble Date: century Culture: Russian Medium: silk, cotton or linen Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 41 in. cm) (b) Length at CB: 17 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn and Mrs. Alice Lewisohn Crowley, 1946 Accession Number: b