Curios and Treasures
This installation presents objects from The Costume Institute’s holdings that have never or rarely been on view. Included are unusual treasures, such as Elizabethan gauntlets and doublets, along with seventeenth- and eighteenth-century costume curiosities. The selections from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries illustrate the development of the Aesthetic Dress movement through the work of Liberty & Co. and designs by Mariano Fortuny.
Images courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art