TAILORED PROMENADE ENSEMBLE, 1910 model
It is an exceptional piece from the Textiles and Clothing Accessories Collection of the Bucharest Municipality Museum.
The ladies’ promenade or walking suit is inspired by British fashion, a model that became popular in the last quarter of the 19th century. It is made out of light brown corduroyed velvet, with cerulean blue longitudinal stripes. The jacket has a shawl-collar and a cream-coloured lace shirtfront featuring a high collar, and long bouffant sleeves that become more fitted around the elbows. The ample ankle-length skirt is cut in a bié style using four gussets, “morning-glory” type. This kind of clothing item was still worn during WWI.
The object can be admired in the exhibition BUCHAREST UNDER OCCUPATION (1916-1918), open at Suțu Palace until October 29th 2017.