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Evening Coat, 1925Kyoto Costume Institute.

White cotton voile; black and silver bead paillette embroidery; lotus flower and wave motif; wadded collar; back blousing supported by another fabric from inside.

An influence of Japanese design can be seen in this example, a coat, showing embroidered motifs, wadded collar in kimono style, and blousing at the back of the body. There is no label, but its perfect form and elaborate decoration suggest that it was most likely made by an expensive Parisian maison.

Image and text taken from the book: Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century, Kyoto Costume Institute, pg 439