duke and duchess
Suit (frockcoat, waistcoat and breeches), 1760s, England, wool, metal, gilt. Skintight breeches that buckle below the knee and a fitted waistcoat are almost entirely covered by a coat with collarless, narrow chest and stiffly flaring skirt that concentrates emphasis on the lower torso and thighs. The placement of the opulent applied decoration bolsters this effect. The Met.