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Evening ensemble

Date:
1845–50
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk
Dimensions:
Length at CB (a): 51 in. (129.5 cm) Length at CB (b): 27 in. (68.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Vera Maxwell, 1959
Accession Number:
2009.300.835a, b
Not on view
The elegant evening outerwear combines a fashionable silhouette alongside functionality with overall padding for warmth. The textile creates a magical carapace which entices in every move.
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