Woman's Mantle, circa 1891 ~ by designer Emile Pingat (contemporary of Charles Worth - equally prominent but focus on outer wear). Wool weave & silk velvet with silk & metallic-thread embroidery, glass beads, and ostrich-feather trim. (1st of two pins)
Charles Frederick Worth: Mantle 1888 "Its appearance is derived from a man’s 16th-century Spanish cape but updated.... Its unexpected contrasting orange and gold striped lining is revealed when the mantle is opened."
1862 Dress Place of origin: UK (made) Materials and Techniques: Corded silk, appliqued and machine embroidered, lined with cotton, faced with tarleton, reinforced with boning, hand-sewn T.22-1973 / taf