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STYLES FROM 1900-1920

Day dress, J. Franken, Brooklyn, ca. 1910. Mauve & white silk print. Yoke inset in ivory crewel-embroidered net with standup collar & chiffon ruffle. Rose-colored silk ribbon edges neckline w/tiny bows in front. Pleats from shoulders to front & back midriff beneath wide embroidered yoke. Large buttons front & back; gold-embroidered stars in each center. Ivory lace border at forearm & wrists. Back buttons w/ribbons & silk medallion tassels. Mauve silk taffeta lining & underskirt. Vintage Martini

Circa 1908 one-piece ball gown: short sleeves, long narrow train, all over embroidery and beading w/ribbon, bronze thread, gold beads, silver bugle beads, rhinestones, pearls, and white silk ribbon.

~A printed cotton 18th century style polonaise gown, circa 1910, comprising of boned bodice with integral sack-back and flounced petticoat~

Dress - 1926 - Peach silk chiffon with silver beading - American Textile History Museum - @~ Mlle

1911 silk, metal, and glass evening dress by Weeks, French. The silhouette of the 1910s is a revival of the Directoire and Empire styles, but here it is blended with a turn-of-the-century monobosom. Once again, a new silhouette was founded in reference to past style. The revealing neckline conforms to an unsupported bust, creating a soft, languorous silhouette. Via MMA.