This formal English riding habit was used by Gertrude Heim Remey during the 1920s. It is comprised of a raw silk checkered jacket, tan gabardine breeches, brown derby, knee-high boots, and white cotton blouse complete with stock tie and pin. As Remey was a wealthy socialite, this beautifully intact ensemble is representative of high-end equestrian fashion at the time of its manufacture. This ensemble, as well as the rest of Remey’s wardrobe, was donated to CF+TC by her husband Chares Mason Remey after her death in 1932. An extensive history of this ensemble appears on the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection’s blog, written by Karen Steffy, Graduate Field Assistant in the Fiber Science and Apparel Design Department at Cornell University.