Woman's Coat and Skirt

Ville de Paris, Paris & Philadelphia. Worn by Mrs. Alexander Sellers (Edith Ferris Bringhurst), American, 1874 - 1947.

Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Date:
c. 1915

Medium:
Blue silk velvet, opossum fur, grey silk faille

Dimensions:
Waist: 26 inches (66 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1948-18-38a,b

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Henry W. Farnum, 1948

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Label:
Located on Walnut Street in Philadelphia, Ville de Paris had an importing office in Paris. This coat-and skirt-ensemble is similar in look to those offered by Paul Poiret and Callot Soeurs in 1915, which featured full skirts in the "Russian" style worn with short belted coats. The matching hat was purchased at the Philadelphia specialty shop Irma March. The ensemble was worn by Mrs. Alexander Sellers, the former Edith Ferris Bringhurst (1874 - 1947), whose father acquired Rockwood Manor in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1892. Edith lived at Rockwood until her marriage in 1897.