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Waistcoat, 1780–89. French (probably). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Donald Mavros, 1971 (2009.300.2908) #iris #flower
Robe à la Française Date:1770–90Culture:French (probably)Medium:silkDimensions:Length at CB (a): 61 in. (154.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 38 in. (96.5 cm) Length at CB (c): 22 in. (55.9 cm)Credit Line:Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1964Accession Number:C.I.64.33a–c
Waistcoat belonging to Suit,1740-1760, Italian, silk, metal, cotton, linen. Waistcoats of the time were a vehicle for imagination and, in this case, add an ornate aspect to an otherwise conservative ensemble. The unique textile of the waistcoat indicates an interest in the exotic, with a stairway leading up to a pavilion with an overarching natural elements, while still following traditional floral patterning commonly found in waistcoats of the 18th century.