Medium: silk, passementerie
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Special notes: the passementerie on this elegant dress is clearly influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement design aesthetic which was extremely popular around 1880 and 1910. This is an excellent example of how a movement which is mostly based in architecture and interior design crept into clothing, showing the proponents desire to live the style in its entirety.
Some images I took of the Johns Hopkins library’s copy of the Kelmscott Chaucer (1896). For more on William Morris, the creator of the Kelmscott Press, and the other elements of the Arts & Crafts movement, click here.