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Sybille

Walking Costume
1907 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Pastel colours combined with textured decoration were very fashionable in the early 1900s. This walking costume by Paquin shows how designers of the period lavishly adorned plain cloth with a variety of rich trimmings. Skilled seamstresses in the embroidery workshop would have applied the narrow braid with great precision. This ensured that the design achieved a perfect balance between the plain and decorated areas.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Coat
  • Skirt
  • Skirt Band
  • Waist Band
Materials and Techniques
Embroidered wool, satin, silk, lined, metal, boned
Brief Description
Walking ensemble 'Sybille' consisting of a coat, skirt band, skirt and waist band of embroidered wool, designed by Jeanne Paquin, Paris, Summer 1907.
Physical Description
Walking ensemble consisting of a coat, skirt band, skirt and waist band of pale blue woollen face cloth.
Credit line
Given by Miss H. Carrington
Summary
Pastel colours combined with textured decoration were very fashionable in the early 1900s. This walking costume by Paquin shows how designers of the period lavishly adorned plain cloth with a variety of rich trimmings. Skilled seamstresses in the embroidery workshop would have applied the narrow braid with great precision. This ensured that the design achieved a perfect balance between the plain and decorated areas.
Associated Object
E.1429-1957 (Design)
Collection
Accession Number
T.73 to C-1967

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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