Victorian Fashion Illustration: Mantelet in Vicuña (La Mode Illustreé, October 5, 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." This black and white illustration was originally published in the October 5, 1873 issue of La Mode Illustrée.

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