Evening coat Vitaldi Babani (French, born Middle East, active Date: early Culture: French Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 43 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Richard and Judith Webb, 2006 Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wonder about this jacket style for me. Center front hem is curved, leaving an inverted v . Looks as though there are pleats from shoulder down, repeated below waistband. Empire waist, Long Scoop jacket in velvet, over the Tasman dress
"Circa 1925 Dress with Coat by Madame Babani, a contemporary of both Mariano Fortuny and Maria Gallenga. Babani was most known for her embroidered Asian influenced themes. Both pieces are great examples of Japonism in this work of art.