An absolutely gorgeous visiting gown and bolero jacket designed by Lucile in 1905.
A lovely summer ensemble of a skirt, bolero and matching hat from Elsa Schiaparelli’s Spring-Summer 1940 collection.
Edit to clear things up for baconistasty and anyone else who may be confused…
The top is a bolero jacket so it would have presumably been worn over a blouse, possibly even a midriff blouse which were in style at this time, but there would have definitely been more skin coverage than on the manikin.
I believe (though it’s a complete guess) the reason the museum (the Met in this case) chose to display it this way is because the original Schiaparelli ensemble did not include a blouse. (I did a double take the first time I saw it as well ;) )