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Suit

Date:
1774–92
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1961
Accession Number:
C.I.61.13.2a–c
Not on view
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bloom: Fashion's Spring Gardens," March 30, 1995–August 20, 1995.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Vanity Fair: A Treasure Trove from the Costume Institute," December 15, 1977–September 3, 1978.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Ceaseless Century," September 9, 1998–November 29, 1998.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Vignettes of Fashion," June 22, 1964–1965.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Period Rooms Reoccupied in Style," November 27, 1963 –January 5, 1964.

Saint Louis Art Museum. "Vanity Fair: Four Centuries of Fashion from The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 3, 1979–April 1, 1979.

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