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Belle Époque, Capes, Mantles, Jackets & Coats

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The French called the era from 1890 to 1914 La Belle Époque, an era of beautiful clothes with luxury living for a select few: the very rich & those privileged through birth. Belle Époque outerwear exemplifies this luxury.
Worth evening coat with frog closure, circa 1910

Evening Coat House of Worth Jean-Charles Worth Coral pink velvet evening coat with cream silk satin collar and cuffs, coral pink silk satin lining. Loose kimono shape gathered in back and.

Silk evening coat, French, ca. 1902, Jean-Philippe Worth

~Evening coat House of Worth (French, Designer: Jean-Philippe Worth (French, Date: ca. 1902 Culture: French Medium: silk~ Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening coat ca. 1910-1912 via Augusta Auctions

North America's auction house for Couture & Vintage Fashion. Augusta Auctions accepts consignments of historic clothing and textiles from museums, estates and individuals.

Jacket 1890s Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

omgthatdress: Jacket Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris Can you IMAGINE being the badass babe roving around Paris at the fin de siècle wearing this amazing jacket (over a probably equally amazing dress?) The mind simply reels.

Cape - Jacques Doucet, 1900-05, MMA

Evening cape Jacques Doucet (French, Paris Paris) Date: Culture: French Medium: wool, silk, rhinestones

Belle Epoque sapphire blue velvet coat w/ heavy gold 3-dimensional embroidered front & back and blue dyed fox fur collar & hem trim.

ottoman embroidered caftan, c Sapphire blue velvet w/ heavy gold floral & vine embroidered front & back, V-neck, blue dyed fox fur collar & hem trim, enormous size

House of Worth evening wrap. 1905.

omgthatdress: “ Evening wrap Jean-Philippe Worth, 1905 The Metropolitan Museum of Art ”

Evening Coat, ca. 1895-1905  Rouff  via The Met

Evening coat, Rouff (French, This evening coat with its distinctive oversized sleeves is a fine example of the work of the House of Rouff

Evening cape, ca. 1891, French, Emile Pingat

Evening cape ca. 1891 - Emile Pingat (French, active Pingat's interpretation of Plains Indian motifs on this cape is indicative of his fascination with incorporating other cultures' designs into the contemporary couture vocabulary.