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Skating ensemble

(a) silk, fur; (b) silk
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.72.1a, b
Not on view
Sanguine in winter and vivid in the snow and ice-filled landscape, a skating ensemble cuts a colorful figure for the season. Of a recreation possible in nature only in winter, the skater is a friendly and familiar Currier and Ives avatar of the season. The quilting joins together an inner and outer layer, here with batting sandwiched in between, for further warmth.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Four Seasons," April 8, 1997–August 17, 1997.

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