M2003X.6.5.118 | Evening Dress (from R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts)

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Print - Fashion Plate
Evening Dress (from R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts)
February 1, 1816, 19th century
Hand-coloured etching on paper
21.1 x 14.4 cm
Gift of Mrs. J. G. Collard
© McCord Museum
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Fashion prints from about 1815 on reveal a substantial increase in dress ornamentation, especially near the hemline, as in this plate from the February 1816 issue of the periodical Ackermann's Repository. Some dresses with minimal embellishment were still shown, though.