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.
Headdress | German, fourth quarter 19th century | Materials: silk, cotton, glass | Floral headdresses are traditional in many different cultures, originating in pagan rituals and continuing in Christian ceremonies | The use of richly-colored artificial flowers and sparkling beads make this a particularly striking example | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York