Patterns

Patterns From Our Collection

Thomas John Bernard (pictured above with curatorial assistant Clarissa Esguerra), a theatrical costume designer, worked with the curators and conservators of the Costume and Textiles Department at LACMA to draw these patterns approximating the design of garments in our collection. Download the PDF documents below for an annotated pattern.

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Man’s At-home Robe (Banyan), China, 1700–50 

Robe: the Netherlands, 1750–60, silk satin and silk plain weave (damassé), center-back length: 50 1/4 in. (127.64 cm) 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, center-back length: 32 3/4 in. (83.19 cm) 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 © 2010 Museum Associates/LACMA.

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Man’s Waistcoat, France, c. 1750

Silk cut, uncut, and voided velvet (ciselé) on satin foundation, center-back length: 27 1/2 in. (69.85 cm) 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 © 2010 Museum Associates/LACMA.

 

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Man’s Coat, France, 1790–95

Silk and cotton plain weave and silk satin stripes, center-back length: 49 in. (124.46 cm) 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 © 2010 Museum Associates/LACMA.