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Dress

Department Store:
Bon Marché (French, founded ca. 1852)
Date:
1902–4
Culture:
French
Medium:
wool, velvet
Credit Line:
Gift of The New York Historical Society, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.346.3a, b
Not on view
Dashing and more than mildly ostentatious, an embellished plush dress provides warmth in accompaniment to Belle Epoque flamboyance. As the wool plush is itself a hyperbole of velvet and wool, relishing the extended pile and tactile effect, it lends itself to such jaunty and garish stylization.
Marking: [label] "Au Bon Marché, Paris"
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