DescriptionDuring the mid-1860s to the mid-1880s, Paris emerged as the style capital of the world. Our elegant shawl is based on a length of fringed silk from this period in the Museum’s collection (French, 1870–80); the graphic black floral motifs on the original were appliquéd on a white ground.
Silk. Dry clean only. Imported. 80'' x 27 1/2''.
- Dry clean only
- 80'' x 27 1/2''
Art HistoryThe mid-1860s through the mid-1880s brought upon the rise of the department store, the advent of ready-to-wear, and the proliferation of fashion magazines. The novelty, vibrancy, and fleeting allure of the latest trends in fashion proved seductive for stylish consumers, who embraced la mode in their quest for modernity.