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Elizabeth I, Coronation Procession portrait by Robert Peake the Elder

Mary Fitton, maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth I

Notice the train: it has been hooked at the height of the belt and shows the lining. Statue of Antoinette de Fontette, stone, with polychrome paint. Dijon, France, mid 16th century.

Marietta Robusti "La Tintoretta", (Venezia 1555-1592), Autoritratto, 1580. I have a particular love for this woman, having read a nice book on her life - and the life of her father: "La lunga attesa dell' angelo".

Two women in Chanel suits, c. 1920's.

Green silk bengaline evening dress with black Chantilly lace overlay, sequined cream lace yoke, and black velvet trim (front), c. 1913.

Pattern for Vionnet dress

Shop the Garment District: Atonement dress part II

Liberty of London, British, 1910. Stunning silk evening dress.

Hand-embroidered tea dress trimmed with Irish crochet, c.1910

Dress 1910-1913 Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arketektur og Design

1911 Evening Dress - Weeks

1911 Evening Dress - Weeks