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Dot Allen
Dot Allen • 1 year ago

1885 Carriage Ensemble, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the Victorian era, riding in an open carriage was considered a social event, so one had to dress appropriately for it. Carriage ensembles had to not only protect against the cold, but they had to look good, as well.

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ca. 1885, American, made of silk, synthetic, jet, feather This dress was designed to be worn in an open top carriage which, at the time, was a social event and everyone had to dress the part. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Gift of Edith Gardiner

Mme. Uoll Gross, ca 1889. American.

Dress (front view) Mme. Uoll Gross Date: 1888 Culture: American Medium: silk, metal Accession Number: 2009.300.618a, b