Caraco Jacket and Skirt © Hugo Maertens

MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp

MoMu - Fashion Museum Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium

In about 1770, the combination of skirt and jacket became fashionable. Their deshabillé [informal] character nonetheless remained unchanged. Depending on the nature of the jacket, it could either be tailored, or more commonly, loosely fitted. In France, the tailored jacked acquired the name of caraco or pierrot.


  • Title: Caraco Jacket and Skirt © Hugo Maertens
  • Date Created: 1750/1790
  • Provenance: Jacoba de Jonge
  • Type: Caraco Jacket in Printed Linen with a Skirt in Quilted Silk Satin
  • Photographer: Hugo Maertens for Momu
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Medium: Printed Linen and Quilted Silk Satin

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