1. An exquisite velvet evening gown by Schiaparelli, 1934-1935.

    An exquisite velvet evening gown by Schiaparelli, 1934-1935.

  2. A striped velvet and satin evening cape made by Schiaparelli between 1935 and 1940.

    A striped velvet and satin evening cape made by Schiaparelli between 1935 and 1940.

  3. A gorgeous girl’s French cut velvet dress made in 1886.

    A gorgeous girl’s French cut velvet dress made in 1886.

  4. A wonderful velvet dress for a 6 to 8-year-old girl, 1882. I absolutely love the multicolored stripe material.

    A wonderful velvet dress for a 6 to 8-year-old girl, 1882. I absolutely love the multicolored stripe material.

  5. A gorgeous child’s velvet dress made in England circa 1870.

    A gorgeous child’s velvet dress made in England circa 1870.

  6. A boy’s velvet dress made in England, 1868.

    A boy’s velvet dress made in England, 1868.

  7. A posh velvet ensemble for a three or four-year-old boy dating from 1855.

    A posh velvet ensemble for a three or four-year-old boy dating from 1855.

  8. A fashion plate of a little girl in a velvet coat that would have been the height of Edwardian couture fashion. From Le Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1912.

    A fashion plate of a little girl in a velvet coat that would have been the height of Edwardian couture fashion. From Le Journal des Dames et des Modes, 1912.

  9. A very stylish boy’s velvet suit made in France in 1909 or 1910.

    A very stylish boy’s velvet suit made in France in 1909 or 1910.

  10. A luxurious girl’s velvet coat designed by J. Hamilton of New York between 1900 and 1905.

    A luxurious girl’s velvet coat designed by J. Hamilton of New York between 1900 and 1905.