Suit

Date: 1774–92

Culture: French

Medium: silk

Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 42 in. (106.7 cm)
Length at Side Seam (b): 25 1/2 in. (64.8 cm)
Length at CB (c): 22 in. (55.9 cm)

Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1961

Accession Number: C.I.61.13.2a–c

Description

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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