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Gown (Schaube)

for the Maximilian-Museum Augsburg

Period: 1544, Germany

The reconstruction of the Gown (in German "Schaube", a wide-cut men's coat of the German Renaissance) is a commissioned work for Maximilian-Museum Augsburg.  Initially intended for the special exhibition "Dressed for Success" (planned for January 2021), it will later become part of the general permanent exhibition.

The basis of the design is a painting from 1544 depicting the mayor of Augsburg at the time. The garment was made of black silk moiré, lined with mink and provided with a collar of wild mink. The furs are old and recycled material. For the tight undersleeves we chose a silk velvet in a typical renaissance pattern.

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