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Travel Dress

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | May 24, 2019

We have collaborated with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on a show called "The Art of High Style: Minnesota Couture 1880–1914," pairing pieces of art from their collection with historic dress from ours. It is on view at MIA until August 4.

This is a detail of a pink wool traveling suit, dated 1906, trimmed with pink ribbon and lace. It was identified as Greta Spinning Evans's trousseau gown and made by St. Paul dressmaker Julia Tomasek.