Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Robert S. Kilborne, 1958
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.