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1900 Ensemble, LaFerrière, Paris. Suit of black ribbed silk. Jacket is waist-length, with wide collar, left front button closure, and long puffed sleeves, trimmed with panels of black and yellow wool. Skirt is floor-length, also trimmed in black and yellow wool embroidery, with slight train in back. Thin waistband and hook-and-eye closure at center back.

Charles Frederick Worth Visite Paris, c. 1885 ‘Off-white silk faille; braid trimming with wooden bead wrapped by silk threads. A visite was a woman’s cape-like outdoor garment, worn in the latter half of the nineteeth century.’ From the book Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute - A History from the 18th to the 20th Century by Akiko Fukai

Jacket made of heavy wool in wine and cream. Tight fitting, hip-length jacket with stand-up collar. Front attached vest is ornately trimmed with maroon machine embroidery. The same trim is found on the shoulder, bottom of sleeve and on the back. Skirt of the jacket is shaped to fit over a bustle. c. 1890s.