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OVERVIEW Womenswear One of the fashion highlights of the year 1867 was the Exposition Universelle in Paris where the Maison Gagelin exhibited ready-to-wear dresses on...

  • ancient
  • early Middle Ages
  • 14th century
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A chlamys is a rectangular cloak fastened at the neck or shoulder that wraps around the body like a cape. The Details T he Berg Dictionary of Fashion History defines a...

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frock coat

The frock coat is a collared man's coat worn through the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It rose to prominence mainly in the nineteenth century, especially Victorian England. It is characterized as a knee-length overcoat, buttoned down to the waist, that drapes over the lower half of the body like a skirt.