Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#2788 - c. 1870/1880 EMILE PINGAT, Paris Dolman Cape/Jacket Dripping in Jet Beads! Emille Pingat one of the great designers of the late 19th century known as the Opulant Era! A contemporary of Worth and Doucet, many considered Pingat's creations to be the most select. Pingat was recognized as the master of outerwear and his clients were devoted to his use of luxury fabrics, decorative trims and design ideas used in the creation of his wraps and mantles. This hip length dolman mantle is a plush black velvet with black jet seed bead trim, with extra long chenille fringe trimming the bottom edge, mixed with lattice work beads in varying sizes, with a high necked collar and front hook and eye closure. Great arcs and bands of beading thruout and splendid use of trimming make this a an exciting piece. The piece is not perfect and will need quite a bit of bead restoration, as there is bead loss thruout and some loss of chenille, some twisting of the dangling beads amongst the chenille, the lining has problems at the shoulder and again down where the arms strained the inserts at the waist. But still very presentable as is and an invaluable addition to any clothing collection. Has early label in poor condition, see close-up photos. Measures 36" bust, 32" from shoulder to hem (approx).
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study