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Pelisse, c. 1820. American. Silk. Purchased through a gift from Gloria Gworek, 2012.24.1
Walking shoes, c. 1815–20. English. Kid leather. Collection of Mary D. Doering
Purse, c. 1820–40. European for the American market. Stamped leather and steel. Gift of Mrs. Willard Jones, 1963.227
This 1820s pelisse, or coat-dress, exemplifies how Romantic costume mixed elements from five hundred years of clothing design. It features Renaissance “slashing” in the collar, Tudor-style sleeves, and "vandyck” edging.