Dress

Italian (Venice)
about 1700


Object Place: Venice, Italy

Dimensions

146.5 cm (57 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: CB: 57 1/2 in.

Accession Number

43.1629

Medium or Technique

Silk; bizarre silk: fanciful floral motifs brocaded with polychrome silk threads and lance with gold metallic threads on blue silk damask ground

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Blue silk damask brocaded with polychrome silks and metallic yarns in stylized floral motifs. High round neckline with small rounded wrap collar. Coat closure with two welted pockets; vertical and horizonal darts in bodice; metallic fringe at front line. Full-length sleeves with metallic cording ruching bands at elbows, asymmetrical slit cuffs. Skirt fullness gathered by deep inverted gore at dropped waistline. Cording ribbon randomly applied at side seams.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection