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Dress

Date:
1888
Culture:
British
Medium:
wool, silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. James G. Flockhart, 1968
Accession Number:
C.I.68.53.7a, b
Not on view
The young bride of Andrew Carnegie celebrated her husband's heritage, after a wedding trip to Scotland and England, in wearing Scottish dress. Even while the skirt accords with the resolute shaping of 1880s high style, the additional drape across the hips recalls the fluid form of the kilt. Even its fringed edge confirms the haunting presence of the kilt for this is not only a dress about style of its time, but also about ancestry, ever echoing harsh Highlands ambience.
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