Opera cloak by Emile Pingat, c. 1882, owned by the Met, displayed with unknown dress. From the "Opulent Era: Fashions of Worth, Doucet and Pingat" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.
Theatre coat and ball gown, 1885
1882 by Tadarida.deviantart.com on @deviantART - From the artist's comments: "Long, lean line of later 1870s is being replaced by more curvy one. Bustle is not yet back, but skirts gain more volume. Evening dresses have short sleeves and are worn with opera length gloves. Hair is usually worn high and choker necklaces are popular."
Mantelet d'Opéra, EMILE PINGAT, vers 1880
Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, 1877. Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery. Asymmetrically trimmed with draped swags, knotted cotton fringe and self-fabric bows. Hand- and machine-sewn. Miss Turner charged the client $128.33 for the dress, which she wore at a White House reception. Minnesota Historical Society
Evening dress, early 1880’s US, the Met Museum--I love this color...would look great on me!
Hairpins, (Epingle à cheveux), France, 18thC, gold, emerald, diamond. Les Arts Decoratifs
Dolman Designer: Emile Pingat (French, active 1860–96) Date: 1880s Culture: French Medium: silk, linen Dimensions: Length at CB: 59 in. (149.9 cm)