Design House Liberty & Co. British
Textile designed by Arthur Silver British

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The convergence of dress reform and exuberance for travel unfolding like a new map in Europe and England at the turn of the century provided the world of Liberty & Co., rich in innovation, gentle in wrapping, extravagant in color, and exotic in every luxury of the senses. Fabric manufacturer and London store, Liberty came to stand for the cosmopolitan in such fashion as this evening cape with gentle drape that suggests Pre-Raphaelite painting and anticipates the designs of Fortuny and Gallenga.

Cape, Liberty & Co. (British, founded London, 1875), silk, British

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