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Close-up from the embroidery on a 1950s evening gown...love it!

1950s Custom made heavily beaded evening gown | 1stdibs.com

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Goldwork embroidery (Russian, ecclesiastical)

Detail embroidery, court coat, probably France, 1775-1785. Brown silk velvet, lavishly embroidered with naturalistic flowers in coloured silk.

2-11-11 1740-1745 Court dress' was an exclusive and very ornate style of clothing worn by the aristocracy, the only people usually invited to attend at Court. The style of the robe is quite old-fashioned, and based on the 17th-century mantua.

Detail of embroidered cover, Istanbul, 16th/early 17th century.

Wrap, Evening. House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Date: ca. 1905. Culture: French.

Dress (Ball Gown) House of Worth  (French, 1858–1956) Date: ca. 1898 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) Waist: 28 1/2 in. (72.4 cm) (b) Length at CB: 63 1/2 in. (161.3 cm) Credit Line: Gift of The Estate of Anne Morgan, 1952 Accession Number: C.I.52.60.6a, b

Elegant gold embroidery on red velvet - part of French officer's uniform