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Ensemble

Design House:
Redfern (1847–1940)
Date:
ca. 1930
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, wool, beads, metal, fur
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Robert S. Kilborne, 1958
Accession Number:
2009.300.3768a–c
Not on view
John Redfern of the House of Redfern was a distinguished British tailor offering the finest garments to his clientele, his specialty being suits. The ensemble featured here is beautifully made and a close inspection of the coat shows its refined geometric piecing. The blouse is a tour de force of embroidery, obviously of Islamic influence and is the highlight of the ensemble.
Marking: Label: "Redfern/Sté. Francaise/Paris/Unis France/15-4/159772"
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