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Waistcoat, man's Waistcoat, man's

Man's waistcoat of pale cream silk satin embroidered in Italian quilting, French knots and drawn thread stitches in an exotic flower design: British or German, c. 1730 - 1750

Dress, woman's day Dress, woman's day

Woman's day dress of deep red silk satin, trimmed with matching red velvet: English, c. 1838 - 1840

Evening dress Evening dress

Woman's evening dress of pleated silk with a satin finish, in dark green, trimmed with a darker green cord and Venetian glass beads at the shoulders: Italian, Venice, by Mariano Fortuny, c. 1910

Afternoon dress Afternoon dress

Woman's afternoon dress of silk chiffon printed with a patten of black with white flowers, and black silk satin and white silk net. The skirt is gathered towards the hem in a style known as the hobble skirt: British, c. 1913 - 1914

Evening dress Evening dress

Woman's evening dress of greenish-blue silk satin, woven with coloured silk threads and gilt metal threads, and trimmed with silk net and a brooch: French, Paris, by Callot Soeurs, c. 1922

Evening dress Evening dress

Woman's evening dress of pinkish-cream silk satin, covered with embroidered silk net: French, Paris, by Callot Soeurs, c. 1928

Cloak Cloak

Woman's cloak or coat, in a green-yellow wool cloth, trimmed with couched silk in a foliate design down each side of centre front, at cuffs, hem, and upper back, worn by Mrs Aikman Smith: Scottish, Edinburgh, by Redfern, c. 1912

Corset Corset

Woman's corset of pink silk satin brocade, with a patten of small flowers in yellow and green, trimmed with cream lace and yellow silk satin ribbon, fastening at centre front with metal hooks and eyes and tightening at the back with yellow ribbon, interlaced through metal eyelets, given rigidity by strips of steel sewn into the body with rows of machine stitching: English, by Sykes, Josephine and Co., London, about 1890 - 1900

Longpao Longpao

Longpao (dragon robe) of gold silk satin, embroidered in coloured silk with some of the Twelve Symbols of Imperial Authority: China, Qing Dynasty, late 19th century AD

Dress Dress

Woman's dress, possibly Jean Muir's own, of beige to pale pink coloured silk satin and silk chiffon printed all over with an orange and yellow floral pattern, simple shift style with scooped neckline and long, form fitting sleeves, above the knee length, covered all-over with narrow overlapping layers of concertina pleated silk chiffon, designed by Jean Muir for Jane & Jane, British, made in London, 1962 - 1966

Ball gown Ball gown

Woman's ball gown of pale pink satin, bodice embroidered with stylised flowers and seeds, large elliptical topaz coloured pastes, chunky beads and raised couched threads and braids and scattered silver and gold sequins, designed to be worn with cape of matching pale pink satin K.2014.49.2: French, Paris, designed by Jacques Fath, probably Spring-Summer, 1948

Cape Cape

Woman's evening cape of pale pink satin, with angular collar of padded quilted satin, culminating in a padded, quilted band at hem, unlabelled. Designed to be worn with a long-sleeved ball gown of matching pale pink satin K.2014.49.1: French, Paris, designed by Jacques Fath, probably Spring-Summer, 1948

Hat Hat

Hat or 'minature topper', 'Rose Royce' design for 'Contours' collection. Designed by Stephen Jones, British, Autumn/Winter 1996.

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