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Europe Woman’s Jacket (caraco), circa 1760, altered circa 1780 Costume/clothing principle attire/upper body, Silk plain weave with supplementary warp patterning, a) Jacket center back length: 19 in. (48.26 cm) Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne (M.2007.211.3)

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Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical, resources. In 1884, Liberty & Co. hired Edward William Godwin, an architect and proponent of Aesthetic dress and dress reform, to head their new costume department. This tea…

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Victorian Edwardian Antique Wedding Silk Shoes Slippers Circa 1902

These are beautiful, not the least bit comfortable looking but absolutely beautiful. Victorian Edwardian Antique Wedding Silk Shoes by KarmaRox

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