Vintage Fashion: 1900-1919
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Circa 1910 Suit, Emery, Bird, Thayer, D.G. Co., Kansas City. Dove gray wool. Coat trimmed with silk tassels and silk velvet appliqués in fine silk braid. Celluloid buttons with silk velvet centers. Skirt of dress has same trim as coat; Brussels lace collar with gray tucked chiffon overlay and silk velvet bows on sleeves. Empire waist buckled front and back and hooked into place. Princess line dress boned at waist only. Trained skirt weighted at hem. Ftom Trousseau.net via web.archive.org/.
1900 3-piece dress to use for Day or Evening, Craignac, Toulouse-Paris. Cerise silk satin and velvet. Evening bodice is sleeveless satin; day bodice is satin and velvet with long sleeves with inset of embroidered cream satin and tulle. Skirt with train. Druout Auctions via Oli Aklod Venitiens.
Lilac wool day ensemble, Maison H. Barry and Gobillot, circa 1911. Short jacket with 18th century-style chain-stitched embroidery on blue silk collar and cuffs and small embroidered rosettes. Matching skirt with taffeta bands and buttons at hem, a blouse with velvet cuffs, and matching velvet cummerbund. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions.
Circa 1914-1915 silk, one-piece dress: Narrow skirt with false buttons from waist down, slightly shorter in front. Waistband wraps around and attaches in back with small bow. Cut work bobbin lace (Honiton?) on hip panels and collar. Filet lace on modesty (now torn). Sleeves have machine lace and decorative buttons. Hook/eye closure at left shoulder and down back. Lined. Via California State Univ., Fresno.
A rare Charles Drecoll purple faille walking suit, circa 1911-1914, labeled 'Ch Drecoll, Vienna & Paris', the jacket faced in lilac silk, also with silver braid to the cuffs, weighted rectangular tail to the back with button detailing, buttoned faux pockets to the sides, barrel-shaped ankle-length hobble skirt with broad petersham inner waistband.