John Galliano for Christian Dior Haute Couture, Autumn 1997 two piece suit of gray wool tweed. The jacket peplum is padded and references the jackets of Dior's New Look of 1947. Worn with a choker made of 35 rings of silver. From the collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute.
19th century Egyptian dress of Assuit. Assuit is a textile marrying cotton or linen mesh with small strips of metal, with its origins dating back to Ancient Egypt.