One of the reasons I like doing these now and then, is that I find so very many things in my searching, that I can't get to all of it, so I squirrel things away for other times, and this gives me a chance to let them get seen and talked about.
First up, something quite off the beaten path. This NASA spaceflight suit is well worth looking at because its a synthesis of function and design we rarely see. Even at the couture level, the amount of forethought, specialized workmanship and precision is unknown. When a person's very survival in an environment that resolutely refuses to support life depends on every single element being perfect, its a kind of garment construction none of us will ever encounter. Not one single part of this garment was pulled off a shelf somewhere. The fabric had to be invented, the metal seal rings designed, cast and fitted to amazing tolerances; in short everything you are looking at didn't exist prior to the need for this type of suit.
This woven pearl brooch is from 1820. The intricacy of its design, and the flawlessness of its making up make it a worthy piece for this Scatter. Sure, to modern eyes it seems fussy, but placed on a simple dark colored top and it would sing out loud.