Silk ensemble with evening bodice (front), by Dupret, French, ca. 1867. I don't like using silk because they basically cook the poor silkworms to death (kill them with heat) after they have finished producing for them. However, I am all for using vintage (which this is) or recycled silk, and I like this outfit. I think I'd prefer a diff. color, though, because I am so pale. I prefer contrast. 1867 Culture, Dresses 1867, French Silk, Dolls Clothing, French Medium, Historical Clothing, Depret French, 1867 French, Metropolitan Museums
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Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936). House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956). Wedding ensemble, 1910. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Robert G. Olmsted and Constable MacCracken, 1969 (2009.300.477a–d)
Silk Ensemble S. Gluck. Date: 1900–1905. Culture: American. This stylish three-piece ensemble was produced in Brooklyn. It is fairly unusual to have all three pieces of an ensemble from this period intact. The subtle difference in color between the pongee and lilac embroidery brings out the tonality in an effective way; the light and shadow between materials gives it a lively appearance. This ensemble would have been worn for daytime promenading activities such attending the races or walking on the boardwalk.