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1774-1794,  France, Met http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/155669?rpp=30&pg=7&ft=waistcoat&pos=199

1774-1794, France, Met http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/155669?rpp=30&pg=7&ft=waistcoat&pos=199

Embroidery sample for a man’s suit - Silk and metal thread on velvet - 1800-15 - Metropolitan Museum of Art

Embroidery sample for a man’s suit - Silk and metal thread on velvet - 1800-15 - Metropolitan Museum of Art

John Hancock's actual clothes. He was an actual person with actual clothes!

John Hancock's actual clothes. He was an actual person with actual clothes!

Detail rear view, court coat, France or Spain, 1790s with later alterations. Voided black velvet, embroidered with floral naturalist flowers and lace effects with tulle edgings.

Detail rear view, court coat, France or Spain, 1790s with later alterations. Voided black velvet, embroidered with floral naturalist flowers and lace effects with tulle edgings.

1740-1760 Italian Suit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Because it was common for the pieces of a suit to be made out of different fabrics, it could sometimes be difficult for museum curators to match them together - if the pieces were meant to match at all.  However, in this case, the curators were fortunate: the pieces of this suit were able to be matched together because they used the same style of buttons, albeit in different sizes.

1740-1760 Italian Suit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Because it was common for the pieces of a suit to be made out of different fabrics, it could sometimes be difficult for museum curators to match them together - if the pieces were meant to match at all. However, in this case, the curators were fortunate: the pieces of this suit were able to be matched together because they used the same style of buttons, albeit in different sizes.

omgthatdress:  Court Ensemble Russia, early 20th century The Metropolitan Museum of Art Donate to the Russian LGBT Network

omgthatdress: Court Ensemble Russia, early 20th century The Metropolitan Museum of Art Donate to the Russian LGBT Network

Robe à l’Anglaise | c. 1775 Unfortunately, blogger doesn't  know where this is from, but blogger is convinced that Michael O'Connor, who designed the costumes for The Duchess, used it as inspiration for the dress XYZ

Robe à l’Anglaise | c. 1775 Unfortunately, blogger doesn't know where this is from, but blogger is convinced that Michael O'Connor, who designed the costumes for The Duchess, used it as inspiration for the dress XYZ

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