Emile Pingat had a proclivity for designing carefully finished dresses and outerwear which made him one of the top three French fashion designers during the second half of the 19th century. Active between 1860 and 1896, Pingat was adroit at manipulating multiple textiles and trimmings into a cohesive and elevated garment. He was inspired by design elements of other cultures and often reinterpreted them into his own work, making them unique and intriguing. His elaborately decorated and impeccably tailored outwear was particularly sought after.Pingat's reputation of creating magnificent outerwear is proven in this jacket. His attention to details, such as the sleeve tailoring and appliqués, is unexpected and superior. While his play on the three-dimensional quality of the textile, through applied braid trim, shows the highest caliber of work.