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Evening cape by Emile Pingat, ca 1891 France, the Met Museum

Evening cape ca. 1891 - Emile Pingat (French, active Pingat's interpretation of Plains Indian motifs on this cape is indicative of his fascination with incorporating other cultures' designs into the contemporary couture vocabulary.

Young Girl’s Cotton Dress, ca. 1850 via The Met

1850 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 27 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jacket 1890 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jacket 1890 The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)

Emile Pingat, two-tone beaded dusty rose wool and silk velvet mantelette with striped balls and feather fringe, c. 1893

Emile Pingat, two-tone beaded dusty rose wool and silk velvet mantelette with striped balls and feather fringe, circa

Ephemeral Elegance

Evening cape This style of round cape was de rigueur in the The elaborate large-scale embroidery and delicate silk ruching amidst the alluring changeante velvet displays the opulence of era 1895 silk jet

Accessory set Design House: Beer (French) Designer: Gustave Beer (French) Date: ca. 1895 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: (a): 51 in. (129.5 cm) (b): 15 x 12 in. (38.1 x 30.5 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of the estate of Mrs. Arthur F. Schermerhorn, 1957

Accessory set Design House: Beer (French) Designer: Gustave Beer (French) Date: ca. 1895 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: (a): 51 in. x cm) Credit Line:.

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