Research: New York bodice

by Sophea

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V&A collection: Red and black bodice, 1895, New York. Made of silk satin and embroidered with metal beads, silk threads and sequins.

This bodice is a few years later than my costume would have been. I have put it on here as research but to be honest, i would use this as a point of reference in my work, purely because it is made in New York. In the same way that my previous post’s dress was made in Paris, it is hard to reference this as very different things were happening in very different countries regarding style. Although to some they might appear much the same, silhouettes and various other things may be very different.

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