Date: late 19th century Culture: French (Breton peoples) Medium: silk, wool

Vest Date: late 19th century Culture: French (Breton) Medium: wool, glass beads, metal pailettes

Africa | Berberisca from Tetouan, Morocco | 19th century | Velvet, metal-thread embroidery over cardboard cutouts/forms

Vest Date: 20th century Culture: Turkish Medium: wool

Hungarian, late 19th Century. Love the pleated back, military style braid and buttons.

vest - seems simple but I'd need a pattern...

French folk jacket

Evening blouse Designer: Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Date: winter 1938–39 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 23 in. (58.4 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1955

Dress, 1790's, French.

18th Century French Robe in Pale Pink and Floral Striped Silk, French 1750-1799 Museum deaccessioned from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lovely stripped silk robe in pale pink with self fabric covered buttons at the collar. Beautiful lace up front with boned interior (three bones remaining).

1780-1790 French Waistcoat at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "Waistcoats of the 18th and 19th centuries served as a layer protection and ornamentation during a period in fashion when the coat was intended to be left open in the front. The color was often chosen to complement the suit and covered in imaginative embroideries, heavily woven patterns or shiny satins made to draw the eye."

Evening Dress, Callot Soeurs (French, active 1895–1937): 1926, French, silk.

1920's French Metallic-Gold Pleated Lame Floral Drop-Waist Dress Front

"La Cigale" House of Dior  (French, founded 1947) Designer: Christian Dior (French, Granville 1905–1957 Montecatini) Date: fall/winter 1952–53 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 47 in. (119.4 cm) (b) Length: 44 in. (111.8 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Irene Stone, in memory of her daughter, Mrs. Ethel S. Greene, 1959

thekimonogallery: Special kimono for dancing. Second half of 20th century, Japan. MET Museum

19th Century Coat; Turkish

Spencer, early 19th century

Bar Suit House of Dior (French, founded 1947), spring/summer 1947, silk, MET.

A Macedonian ensemble, dating from the late 19th or early 20th century.

rare boating blazer and matching cap, probably Guard's Boating Club, late 19th century, labelled Farrell & Sons, Camberley