Afternoon dress, cotton, French

Afternoon dress

Date:
ca. 1855
Culture:
French
Medium:
cotton
Credit Line:
Gift of University of Virginia Drama Department, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.304.1
Not on view
This dress incorporates the romance of the buta motif in a fabric that has no similarity to the original Kashmir wool. The endemic Paisley-wool ligature is dissociated in the West, chiefly because of its extraordinary popularity as it becomes a design motif for all seasons.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress," December 8, 1994–March 19, 1995.