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Coat. 19th century, Albania. This stunning full-length, sleeveless coat was fashioned from wool, silk, metal and cotton. The intricate designs indicate heavily to the heavy Ottoman influence in the region at the time.

Albanian Coat. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (via metmuseum.org)

Albanian Coat. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (via metmuseum.org)

Mantle Date: 1857–60 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length: 97 in. (246.4 cm)

rear view Peacock Pirate Coat (without sleeves) | a corseted vest w/ stand-up collar & full length tails | Damsel in this Dress

It's impossible not to be drawn into the rich, elegant plum hue of this beautiful Victorian silk dress (ca. 1840). #Victorian #19th_century #1800s #photograph #antique #vintage #historical #costume #dress #purple

Albanian Coat. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (via metmuseum.org)

French Riding ensemble - c. 1905 - Silk, metal thread, ostrich feathers - Marking: 'Morin Blossier, Paris' and 'Her Majesty Queen Alexandra' - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening dress ca. 1906-1908 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art