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Riding Jacket: Early 18th century. French. Made of silk and wool. The riding jacket were flared out at the bottom which allowed for more comfort when riding on a horse. These jackets were tailored to fit and transitioned to everyday wear from being a more formal piece.

Riding jacket Date: early century Culture: probably French Medium: silk, wool Dimensions: Length at CB: 30 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Karl Lagerfeld, 2010 Accession Number:

This Polonaise gown or ‘robe à la Polonaise’ dates from between 1780-1781. It is made of cream brocaded silk woven with clusters of flowers in pinks and greens. It was worn by Mary Mcdowell, daughter of William Mcdowall of Castle Semple. In 1779 Mary married George Houston of Johnstone Castle, a local landowner and textile industrialist who founded textile mills on the Black Cart Water and accompanying town for his workers in 1782.

Cream brocaded silk woven with clusters of flowers in pinks and greens. Worn by Mary Mcdowell, daughter of William Mcdowall of Castle Semple. In 1779 Mary married George Houston of Johnstone Castle, a local landowner and textile industrialist.

Detail, Wedding gown by Worth, 1880s.  "He was an artiste who was doing well.  He told me to pick out a nice dress for our wedding, and I chose a beautiful one in a shop window.  Days later he left me, and I spent five years paying off that dress.  I never saw him again."

An Charles Frederick Worth wedding gown worn around I loved the dramatic elaborate style to this dress and I also liked the soft baby pink colour of the garment. The ruffles of the dress give the dress more depth and texture.

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