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Dress

Date:
1888
Culture:
British
Medium:
wool, silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. James G. Flockhart, 1968
Accession Number:
C.I.68.53.7a, b
Not on view
The young bride of Andrew Carnegie celebrated her husband's heritage, after a wedding trip to Scotland and England, in wearing Scottish dress. Even while the skirt accords with the resolute shaping of 1880s high style, the additional drape across the hips recalls the fluid form of the kilt. Even its fringed edge confirms the haunting presence of the kilt for this is not only a dress about style of its time, but also about ancestry, ever echoing harsh Highlands ambience.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Swords into Ploughshares," September 7, 1995–November 26, 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 Four Seasons," April 8, 1997–August 17, 1997.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "In Style: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Costume Institute," November 17, 1987–April 17, 1988.

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

Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. "Tartan," October 25, 1988–February 4, 1989.

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