Gown, Emile Pingat, Cream silk brocade, lace, gold and yellow satin. Worn by Mrs. This gown is one of more than 60 couture pieces featured in the exhibition Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum.
Evening cape ca. 1891 - Emile Pingat (French, active Pingat's interpretation of Plains Indian motifs on this cape is indicative of his fascination with incorporating other cultures' designs into the contemporary couture vocabulary.