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Indian-embroidered evening gown, Worth, ca. 1900-03. Silk with silver and gold thread and bullion work. Three pieces (bodice, skirt, train).

Evening dress, Jean-Philippe Worth, ca. 1907. Cream silk satin two-piece debutante dress, trimmed with cream silk net at sleeves, neckline, and skirt, and cascading row of pink roses from right shoulder and down front bodice from left shoulder. Skirt hem caught up in swags, decorated with two rows of pink roses. Two rows of roses descending down front of skirt from waist to swagged hem.

Summer dress, ca. 1905-10. Cotton with tulle, blue braidwork, crochet and lace on batiste sleeves. Bodice with mono bosom, high boned collar, and 3/4 sleeves. Closes with hooks & eyes in back. Trumpet-shaped skirt. Blue braidwork net piece. Goldstein Museum of Design, Univ. of Minnesota

Ballgown, Worth, ca. 1900. Champagne-colored Duchesse satin with tulle and mechanical lace. Butterfly sleeves, boned bodice. Artcurial

Powder blue silk satin gown, ca. 1912, with blue chiffon overdress, ribbon rosette trim, and trained skirt with velvet hem band. Augusta Auctions

Dress, circa 1915-1918. Very sheer cloth, loosely woven of fine, ecru-colored thread. Square neckline, black velvet yoke. Shoulders back and front center embroidered w/heavy black and white silk floss; heavy white lace. Bodice gathered to waist; long, loose sleeves whose cuffs are decorated w/black velvet, black chiffon, and same black and white embroidery. Via Detroit Historical Society.

Dresses by Thurn, New York. Top: 1912. Middle: 1910. Bottom: 1914. Belonged to the Kenefick and Graves families, who lived in Buffalo, New York at the turn of the century. Sloans & Kenyon/Artfact

Wedding dress, Liberty of London, ca. 1905. Cream silk satin w/low round neck & pendant girdle emulating medieval style. Sleeves of machine-made lace at gilet, which has high boned band collar. Collar & girdle embroidered w/formal floral trails in white satin stitch enhanced w/pearls & trimmed w/fringe. Pearls also trim edges of gilet & cuffs. Lining is cream ribbed silk & bodice is lightly boned. Dress is slightly trained; medieval-style train falling from collar added. Victoria & Albert Museum

Wedding gown, 1910s.

No date. Silk (velvet and chiffon), blonde cotton machine lace, lamé, glass beads, metallic embroidery, silk lining. Norwegian Folk Museum

Evening gown, Jeanne Paquin, Paris, Winter 1911. Two pieces, Empire waist. Black silk net over ivory silk satin and black velvet sash and bow. All decorated with white and jet beads, Augusta Auctions

Black velvet and lace evening gown, Washington, D.C., ca. 1910. With slightly raised waist emphasized with wide band, short net sleeves, square neckline, A-line skirt with small train, the bodice sides and part of skirt overlaid with fine black lace, the center bodice, waist and lower part of skirt further decorated with floral embroidered tulle worked in gold metallic. Black and white silks and beads, the lower edge of skirt band trimmed with black fur.

Paul Poiret, 1913. Cream-colored velvet, silk, white silk tulle, silver thread, silver lace, galloon, bugle beads, glass beads, Venetian pearls, flowers from silk fabric. The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

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