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This silk jacket shows many of the sewing techniques mastered by tailors in the 1700th c. The silk was probably made in Sweden c. 1750 but the cut is from the 1780s. Jacket, silk damask, linen, 1780s, KM 14.561. Photo Viveca Ohlsson, Kulturen|

Yves Saint Laurent (French, 1936–2008). Evening dress, autumn/winter 1969–70 haute couture. French. Silk, bird-of-paradise feathers. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, 1983 (1983.619.1a, b) | Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute