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Walking ensemble Date: 1887–88 Culture: American or European Medium: silk, glass Accession Number: 1978.295.10a–c The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date: ca. 1885 Culture: American Medium: silk, synthetic, jet, feather Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 24 in. (61 cm) Length at CB (b): 42 in. (106.7 cm) Length at CF (c): 39 in. (99.1 cm) 6 x 9 in. (15.2 x 22.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Edith Gardiner, 1926
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Silk ensemble with evening bodice (front), by Dupret, French, ca. 1867. I don't like using silk because they basically cook the poor silkworms to death (kill them with heat) after they have finished producing for them. However, I am all for using vintage (which this is) or recycled silk, and I like this outfit. I think I'd prefer a diff. color, though, because I am so pale. I prefer contrast.