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Evening coat, 1920’s China (for the European market)
Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 18 UK/14 US.
Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 10:30 AM GMT (5:30 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

Evening coat, 1920’s China (for the European market)

Bust is 102cm/40in, about a size 18 UK/14 US.

Click to go to the absentee bidding page.  This Kerry Taylor auction will end October 16th at 10:30 AM GMT (5:30 AM EST).  You will need to register to bid ahead of time.

Banyan, 1700-1760 the Netherlands (textile is 1700-1750 China), LACMA
As I’ve mentioned before, a banyan is a loose, comfortable coat worn by men while at home.

Banyan, 1700-1760 the Netherlands (textile is 1700-1750 China), LACMA

As I’ve mentioned before, a banyan is a loose, comfortable coat worn by men while at home.

Mens banyan, ca 1760’s China (worn in England), Cora Ginsburg
This style of banyan takes inspiration from China and Japan and is not as fitted as the Indian style I posted a little bit ago.

Mens banyan, ca 1760’s China (worn in England), Cora Ginsburg

This style of banyan takes inspiration from China and Japan and is not as fitted as the Indian style I posted a little bit ago.

Dress made with Chinese silk, ca 1840
This is an awful angle but try to appreciate the gorgeous fabric, especially on those sleeves.

Dress made with Chinese silk, ca 1840

This is an awful angle but try to appreciate the gorgeous fabric, especially on those sleeves.

I know this is a blog about western fashion but seriously these are the craziest lotus shoes I’ve ever seen and I had to share them.  They HAD to have been for sitting around.  I refuse to believe that anyone (even with bound feet) could walk in them.
1850’s-90’s China
Buy them for $999 here.

I know this is a blog about western fashion but seriously these are the craziest lotus shoes I’ve ever seen and I had to share them.  They HAD to have been for sitting around.  I refuse to believe that anyone (even with bound feet) could walk in them.

1850’s-90’s China

Buy them for $999 here.

Robe à la française made with Chinese silk, ca 1745-50 England, Royal Ontario Museum

Robe à la française made with Chinese silk, ca 1745-50 England, Royal Ontario Museum

Morning, fancy and opera dress, 1830
The fancy dress is supposed to be Chinese.

Morning, fancy and opera dress, 1830

The fancy dress is supposed to be Chinese.

Shoes, ca 1925 Hong Kong, the Bowes Museum
Little boy’s shoes, before 1892 China, MFA Boston

Little boy’s shoes, before 1892 China, MFA Boston

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