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Title
American promenade dress, Spring 1902
Alternative Title
Fashions of To-Day
Publication Information
Ella Strong Denison Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact the Ella Strong Denison Library at http://libraries.claremont.edu/denison
Description
This black and white illustration of a woman in an American promenade dress is surrounded by text describing in detail the latest "Gibson" style fashions. She faces the viewer in a long skirt and matching long-sleeved jacket, both with linear black braid detailing. She wears a high-collared blouse underneath her jacket, with three parallel bands of black braid, alternating with bands of lace, all pointed at the center front, forming chevrons. The bodice of her jacket has a released pleat at each shoulder, and wide lapels decorated with bands of braid which line up with those on the blouse beneath, and which have small buttons at every end. The jacket sleeves are plain and fitted, with a decorative treatment at the cuffs, consisting of two parallel bands, pointed on the upper side of the sleeve, with a band of lace between, and a flared ruffle over the hand, with another banding of braid. At the waist is a black band or belt, and a short peplum with bands of braid ends just below the waist. The skirt is fitted smoothly to about knee level, where it flares out creating fullness for ease of walking. The center front panel of the skirt has two vertical sections of three bands, ending with buttons. The rear sections of the skirt have five bands of braid at the hem. She wears a straw hat decorated with flowers and greenery, and carries a furled umbrella. In her right hand she holds a folded piece of paper, possibly a letter.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/fpc/id/554
Language
English
Subject
Belts (Clothing)
Berries
Blouses
Bodices
Clothing and dress
Collars
Dresses
Flowers
Hats
Jackets
Lace and lace making
Parasols
Pleats (Sewing)
Ribbons
Stripes
Umbrellas
Women's clothing
Women's hats
20th C costume United States
Bonnets (hats)
Chevrons (Motifs)
Morning dress
Time Period
1900-1909
American - Reconstructionist, 1865-1918
French - Third Republic, 1870-1940
United Kingdom - Modern, 1901-1919
Place
United States
Source
Fashion plate, engraving (print), colored, 7.875 x 11 inches; Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Macpherson Collection, Costume Plates of Myrtle Tyrrell Kirby, box 11
Relation
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/fpc

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