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  • Suit, 1774–92
    French (Paris)
    Silk; (a) L. at center back 42 in. (106.7 cm); (b) L. at side seam 25 1/2 in. (64.7 cm); (c) L. at center back 22 in. (55.9 cm)
    Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1961 (C.I.61.13.2a–c)

    The embroidery with silk floss was executed à la disposition, created in predetermined pattern shapes, thus to accord fully with the silhouette and outlines of the suit. Even the embroidered buttons reiterate on a secondary scale the florals of the jacket.

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  • Suit, 1774–92
    French (Paris)
    Silk; (a) L. at center back 42 in. (106.7 cm); (b) L. at side seam 25 1/2 in. (64.7 cm); (c) L. at center back 22 in. (55.9 cm)
    Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1961 (C.I.61.13.2a-c)

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