Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#7317 - c. 1985 (c. 1865 era reproduction costume) Trained Side Saddle Riding Habit with Crop Worn by TERRI GARBER in the ABC-TV Miniseries "NORTH and SOUTH"! I know there are side-saddle habit collectors out there (and for those of you Google searchers... I add "Side Saddle Outfit" and "Riding Outfit" and "Side Saddle Riding Habit" - I could go on!!). This is just a lovely, well-made costume!! Taupe colored wool trimmed in very deep burgundy velvet (looks like black unless under light) and black soutache braid. Comes with an old actual crop. The skirt buttons up at the side as you'd expect and has a large opening (see photos.. so can't be worn without buttoned up - shown with white slip under). The jacket has been expanded at the front with an extra piece of velvet material (as Terri Garber was TINY!!!), but this can easily be removed to return to original condition and size. Nothing was ruined with this inset. Has the Western Costume Co. label with all the appropriate information as well as a Western Costume barcode. Excellent condition with a few minor exceptions. There is one original velvet button missing from one sleeve (was replaced with black velvet - again the color difference only seen under bright lights), and a couple of moth holes (see photos - one at side near button, the other under hem - not seen when worn). Wish I had the top hat to go with it, but this riding habit is certainly special enough on its own! Measurements coming. GREAT display piece!!! Or to wear if you are tiny! Size 0 !
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study