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Frances Cleveland's evening coat

Frances Cleveland's evening coat

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Bruce M. White for the White House Historical Association/ Grover Cleveland Birthplace

Frances Cleveland's evening coat

The cut-velvet evening coat with fox-trimmed collar and sleeves belonged to Frances Cleveland after the turn of the century. Paul Poiret, one of France’s great designers, introduced the cut of this coat with its signature “hobble” hem, following his departure from Maison Worth in 1904.

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