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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: popular coat in the 18th and 19th century worn over a dress or gown worn as an outdoor garment or as an evening garment

Fashion to dye for? When arsenic poisoning was all the crack, via The Dashing Duchesses

1810 beautiful colour! Love love love the folds in the back!

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.

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

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

Coat (Pelisse) Date: ca. 1815 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 56 in. (142.2 cm)

1810-1820 British Coat at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York