"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 the back view
Quilted Silk Satin BanyanChina Trade, English Market, ca. 1760–70 Among the many descriptors used to designate men’s at-home dressing gowns in the eighteenth century, the term banyan—referring to Hindu traders—clearly alludes to its Eastern source and context. Although loose gowns appear in European paintings and household accounts in the sixteenth century, their popularity rose dramatically after the formation of the East India Companies in the early seventeenth century.