KCIDigital Archives

The KCI Digital Archives on the KCI website presents image and text information for the objects in the collection, arranged in chronological order.

Day Dress

© The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama

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Day Dress

c. 1903 - unknown (Country)

White muslin and machine lace sewn together; all-over plant-patterned embroidery and appliqué; cape-like ornament covering from bust to shoulder.
Inventory Number(s)
AC9099 94-7-1

An all-white summer dress with flowing lines, of numerous three-dimensional plant motifs of lace, embroidery and appliqués decoration.
In the Art Nouveau period, flowing curves and naturalism motifs were highly valued. People especially favored organic themes including flowers and insects, which were often used for textile designs and accessories.