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Dress

Department Store:
Bon Marché (French, founded ca. 1852)
Date:
1895
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Edward Haynes, 1950
Accession Number:
2009.300.767
Not on view
This charming girl's party dress was purchased in Paris by General and Mrs. John B. Woodward in 1895 and given to Elizabeth Haynes. Produced by the prestigious department store Au Bon Marché, it is an example of high end children's ready-to wear produced by the department store. Of added interest, is the observance of the fashion for full sleeves of the period for the young wearer.
Marking: Label: "Au Bon Marché/A. Boucicault/Paris/85670"
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