(From top left) Silk train detail, woven with a
pattern of roses, c. 1890s; cellulose acetate
evening coat detail, designed by Alix, Paris,
1936; embroidered linen jacket, 1620s;
ensemble, Stella McCartney,
Fall 2017; Pine Marten fur hat, Caroline
Reboux, 1895; embroidered silk waistcoat,
France, 1780-89; ‘Grape’ dress detail made
with Vegea, a leather alternative made from
grape waste; man’s silk waistcoat
embroidered in silk with a pattern of
macaque monkeys, 1780–89.
(Opposite page) Greenpeace printed
cotton T-shirt, Britain, 1990s.