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Wilhelmina is wearing Scaasi's exquisite white silk organdie handkerchief dress and shawl, photo by Penn for Vogue, 1965

Coat, ca. 1919 Paul Poiret (French, 1879–1944) Black silk and wool blend with white leather appliqués and white fur trim

This is an excellent example of reconfiguring textiles to fit fashion. This dolman was created from a Chinese shawl, which was likely exported to the Philippines and then made into a fashionable garment in the United States when cumbersome shawls were no longer fashionable. The texture of the embroidery enlivens the muted tones of the textile and helps create an overall pleasing appearance.

Karen Bjornsen in Halston's stunning hammered silk satin column, sculpted minaudiere by Elsa Peretti, photo by Francesco Scavullo, 1976

Shawl 1700- European. Cotton.

Green Emerald Black Felted Wool Shawl Wrap Scarf by elenasfelting, $75.00