Tag Archives: 1800s


Curator’s Cache: Burgundy Velvet Visiting Costume

For November’s Curator’s Cache we feature this exquisite deep burgundy velvet suit, c. 1883. It was selected as a companion to Silhouette: An Intimate History of Undergarments because it features a great deal of superstructure in order to create the outline. This would have been considered a visiting costume and would have been worn by a wealthy […]