Two-piece dress, 1870. Pale blue silk. Bodice has button-down front with tiny dark blue crocheted buttons. Longer in back pleated at side hips. Pleated pocket on side. Bustle skirt with draping and shirring. Slit up front to show ruffles and pleating of alternating shades of blue. Bright red silk trim around jacket, pocket, collar, sleeve edges, ruffles. Fabric rosettes. Blue silk fringe at bodice bustle. Towson Univ. Dep't of Theater Arts
From the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion". Lancaster - Barreto collection. Redingote: Cotton percale, Beige cotton thread embroidery, France, circa 1808. Shawl: Cashmere and silk. India, circa 1810. Hat: Green, taffetas, satin and silk cording, France 1808. Lunettes: Vermeil, green chagrin, France circa 1800. Gloves: Green kid, England, first quarter of the XIX century.