|Coat and waistcoat worn by Peter II, 1727–1730 |
Made from silk velvet and silk taffeta with silver embroidery
Victoria and Albert Museum
The elegant and fine workmanship has flourished into today's modern fashion world. Not only did the rediscovery of fashion made from exotic textiles drape rock and roll stars from the 1960's, the 17th-century style was the inspiration for a number of designers who used rich fabrics and elaborate ornamentation for their runway collections.