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Walking costume - Sybille

Sybille

  • Object:

    Walking costume

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1907 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paquin, Jeanne, born 1869 - died 1936 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered wool, satin, silk, lined, metal, boned

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss H. Carrington

  • Museum number:

    T.73 to C-1967

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Physical description

Walking ensemble consisting of a coat, skirt band, skirt and waist band of pale blue woollen face cloth.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1907 (made)

Artist/maker

Paquin, Jeanne, born 1869 - died 1936 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered wool, satin, silk, lined, metal, boned

Descriptive line

Walking ensemble 'Sybille' consisting of a coat, skirt band, skirt and waist band of embroidered wool, designed by Jeanne Paquin, Paris, Summer 1907.

Categories

Textiles; Women's clothes; Fashion; Embroidery; Day wear; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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