Undertaking the Making: Costume & Textiles Pattern Project

Thomas John Bernard and assistant curator Clarissa M. Esguerra at work pulling a pattern from an 18th century waistcoat. All of the patterns included in the Costume and Textile Pattern Project below come from LACMA's collection. Search Costume and Textile collection. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man's Suit

Italy, c. 1770

Silk plain weave with silk supplementary warp-and-weft-float patterning. Costume Council Fund, M.83.200.1a-c, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Man's Zoot Suit

United States, 1940–42

Wool plain weave and twill. Purchased with funds provided by Ellen A. Michelson, M.2011.94a-b, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Man's Overcoat (Tonbi)

Japan, Taisho period (1912–26) to Showa period (1926–89); 1925–35

Wool plain weave, full finish, and beaver fur, sheared and dyed. Gift of B. Rich. M.2012.188.200, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Man's Frock Coat

France, c. 1815.

Silk and wool twill. Purchased with funds provided by Michael and Ellen Michelson, M.2010.33.7, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Man's Vest with Removable Chest Pads

England, c. 1840

Vest: silk satin with supplementary weft-float patterning; pads: cotton twill with cotton wadding. Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne, M.2007.211.823, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Boy's Frock

India for the Western market, c. 1855

Goat-fleece underdown (cashmere) twill with silk embroidery and silk tassels. Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne, M.2007.211.88, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Woman's Lounging Pajamas

Callot Soeurs, Paris, active 1895–1937

Silk net (tulle) and silk satin (charmeuse) with metallic-thread passementerie and silk tassels. Gift of Alexander J. and Anthony D. Cassatt, 54.97.17a-b, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Woman's Dress (Redingote)

Europe, c. 1790

Silk and cotton satin and plain weave. Purchased with funds provided by Robert and Mary M. Looker, M.2009.120, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Woman's Coat

England, c. 1885

Wool twill. Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne, M.2007.211.780, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Man's At-home Robe (Banyan)

the Netherlands, 1750–60

Silk satin and silk plain weave (damassé). Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne M.2007.211.797, photo © 2010 Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Man's Waistcoat

China for the Western market, c. 1740

Silk plain weave (faille) with silk embroidery. Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne M.2007.211.811, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Man's Waistcoat

France, c. 1750. 

Silk cut, uncut, and voided velvet (ciselé) on satin foundation. Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne M.2007.211.812, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Man's Coat

France, 1790–95

Silk and cotton plain weave and silk satin stripes. Purchased with funds provided by Suzanne A. Saperstein and Michael and Ellen Michelson, with additional funding from the Costume Council, the Edgerton Foundation, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer, Maureen H. Shapiro, Grace Tsao, and Lenore and Richard Wayne M.2007.211.802, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA.

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