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Ensemble

Date:
ca. 1874
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, fur
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. J. Chester Chamberlain, 1952
Accession Number:
C.I.52.13.3a–d
Not on view
Winter is the ultimate test of fashion's comfort and capacity to create style amidst pragmatic requirements. The impenetrable fortress that women's apparel became in the 1870s was merely adapted to the additional conditions of remaining dry and warm for winter. Heavy silk faille is augmented by silk velvet and the whole is traced in outline by a perimeter of silver fox.
Marking: [label] A.C.C. Paris
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. "From Queen To Empress: Victorian Dress 1837–1877," December 15, 1988–April 16, 1989.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fashion Plate," October 21, 1971–January 15, 1972.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "WILD: Fashion Untamed," December 7, 2004–March 13, 2005.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Fine Art of Costume," October 15, 1954–February 28, 1955.

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