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Dress

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1810 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plain woven silk, silk crêpe and silk satin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Sydney Vacher

  • Museum number:

    T.8-1918

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Ivory coloured silks billow out in four openings at the top of the sleeves of this dress. The puffed trimmings are inspired by the fashionable slashing of garments in the Renaissance period when the top fabric was cut to reveal a coloured lining or garment worn underneath. Here, a long rectangular strip of ivory silk is stitched to the inside of the sleeve head and the excess gathered into puffs through the openings. The 19th-century version of slashing is much more controlled by cut, stitching and piped edges, rather than the raw cuts in fabric seen in the 16th century.

Physical description

High-waisted dress of yellow silk, with ivory coloured silks billows out in four openings at the top of the sleeves; a long rectangular strip of ivory silk is stitched to the inside of the sleeve head and the excess gathered into pudds through the openings. Long sleeves narrow at wrists with double bands at the cuffs and trimmed with ivory silk satin frills, yellow silk crêpe, cream ribbon and cording. Trimming around lower hem of skirt of applied vandyked border of ivory silk.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1810 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Plain woven silk, silk crêpe and silk satin

Dimensions

Length: 158 cm length centre back neckline to hem of train, Length: 139 cm front length shoulder to hem

Descriptive line

Bright yellow dress with ivory silk trimmings; 'slashed' sleeves and vandyked hem.

Materials

Silk; Cord; Crepe; Ribbon

Techniques

Plain weave; Satin weave; Hand stitching; Applied work

Categories

Fashion; Images Online; Europeana Fashion Project; Clothing; Women's clothes

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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