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Evening suit Design House: House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: late 1890s

Evening suit House of Paquin (French, Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, Date: late Culture: French Medium: silk

Purple embossed velvet full skirt and opulent jacket. Victorian. Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening suit House of Paquin (French, Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, Date: late Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 18 in. cm) (b) Length at CB: 44 in.

edwardian walking suits | lady's natural linen summer/walking suit, circa 1910

A lady's natural linen summer/walking suit, circa comprising: long jacket and matching skirt with black linen appliques and embroidery (and a matching removed skirt panel

Visiting dress Designer: James McCreary and Co., N.Y. (American) Date: ca. 1889 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton

Dress, Visiting James McCreary and Co. 1889 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: b

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Dress 1897 Les Arts Décoratifs (OMG that dress!)

Dress, ca 1897 France, Les Arts Dcoratifs.women craved the romantic look of medieval and renaissance

Wedding dress, 1881 From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wedding Dress Date: 1881 Culture: probably French Medium: Silk Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Elsie O.

1890s evening ensemble -Artistic dress was donned by women with the courage to forgo conventional fashion. Seasonal trends, mass production, and corporeal contortions were or no interest to the artistically inclined. Instead, they preferred the ease of movement offered by flowing, hand-crafted garments reminiscent of antiquity.

1890s evening ensemble (FIDM Museum Blog)

Evening Ensemble: ca. French or English Couture house, Greco-Roman himation, hand-painted silk crepe embellished with hand-blown mercury-lined glass beads, chiffon undergown.

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