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The shirt began life as a shirtwaist, or blouse (hence the initial confusion over the name, with early versions also known as shirtwaisters).
While some styles have already gone into production and are sold out, others — including the most popular, the Somerset shirtwaist dress (from $54.40), named after Miles’ 15-year-old daughter — can still be ordered.
The collection was called Pilgrim, which explains the 18th-century curl of their wigs, if not the shirtwaist wimples several of the models wore over their heads.
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