"Isabelle", from the exhibition "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion". Lancaster-Barreto collection. Pelisse: Moss green silk taffetas pelisse with sky blue silk lining and Point de Bruxelles lace collar, French or English, ca. 1811. Pumpkin-colored cashmere shawl, Indian, ca. 1810. Gold brooch with sea shell cameo and paste jewels, English/Italian, 1812-1815.
This is an Arashi Shibori Pleated Scarf made by Anne Selby. It's made up from six layers of lightweight silk and is called 'Peacock Stole'. To make the pleats Anne Selby steams and dry's the fabric. This piece stood out to me so much because it resembles peacock feathers so well. This really is a great fusion of textiles and technology because the balance is perfect.
Full Dresses, April 1806;“Fig. 1–A loose robe of undressed crape over a dress of white satin, or sarsnet, embroidered all round with silver; the sleeves quite plain and embroidered to correspond with the dress. “Fig. 2–A round dress of fine muslin over white sarsnet. Broad lace let in down the front and round the bottom. The bosom quite plain, trimmed with a quilling of lace, and ornamented with a medallion or brooch. A long silk shawl, the ends embroidered in colours.