Victorian Fashion History Illustration: Belle Époque Mantelet in Vicuña, 1873

A Victorian lady dressed in a mantelet made of vicuña, considered the world's rarest fabric, so luxurious that the Wall Street Journal says coming in contact with it might cause you to "...for a moment, think seriously about blowing your children's college funds."

Originally published in an 1873 issue of La Mode Illustrée.

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