This evening jacket of silver lamé with black satin, trimmed with black fox collar and cuffs may be viewed as an elaborate couture interpretation of the fantasy of Genghis Khan and his Mongol warriors and the feudal extravagance of the Qing court under Cixi, the last dowager empress. It was a most dramatic manifestation of fashionable exoticism in 1930s Paris.
Marking: [label] "Jeanne Lanvin"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dance," December 9, 1986–September 6, 1987.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Orientalism: Visions of the East in Western Dress," December 8, 1994–March 19, 1995.