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Pelisse, ca. 1820. Probably American. Silk. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Beautiful pelisse coats from the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion" (ow.ly/fhEVh )

Pelisse was a full length coat and was a warmer longer sleeved coat than the Spencer, but often made of the same materials like silk or cotton.

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Dress (Pelisse) Date: early 1820s Culture: European Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 53 in. (134.6 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Lillie Neustadt, in memory of Mrs. Hilda Neuhaus, mother of the donor, 1952 Accession Number: C.I.52.36

Coat Dress (Redingote)1810-1815-France [Kyoto] Material: Yellow ocher and cardinal red strip printed plain-weave cotton with matching belt. The slim silhouette of this coat dress, free of any excessive decorations, was accentuated by a striped pattern, which was popular at the time. The belt marks a high waistline, and the front-opening skirt has a fly closure. Stripes became popular a little before the French Revolution as Chinoiserie, Chinese influence.

La Belle Assemblee, 1810. A Promenade Walking Dress A pelisse of green sarsnet, made to fit the shape, trimmed round with a narrow fancy trimming, cut with two scollops on the left side, on the right with one; fastened on the neck with a gold brooch, and confined round the waist with a girdle of the same, with gold clasp

The back is beautiful on this 1810s pelisse.

La Belle Assemblee, Autumnal Walking Dress, September 1815. I ADORE everything about this outfit!

Musée Galliera / Redingote / entre 1805 et 1810 Description Redingote longue, col cranté, manches longues montées à fronces, croisé devant avec 24 boutonnières (2 x 28 boutons recouverts de passementerie blanche dont un manque), ceinture incrustée haute libre devant, montage hexagonal côté dos, jupe montée à plis côté dos, fendu derrière en bas avec un boutonnage intérieur caché (9 boutons)

September “morning dress on a visit”, 1810 England, La Belle Assemblée. I love this!

Date: ca. 1803 Culture: American Medium: silk