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Historic Costume

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Evening dress, spring/summer 1938 Madeleine Vionnet (French, 1876–1975)


Evening ensemble with matching bonnet, French, c. 1890 silk velvet tambour embroidered in rose blossom pattern, gold beadwork on cloth of gold collar & bodice appliques, stamped 'A. Felix Brevete 15 Faub. St. Honore Paris', Augusta Auctions

Half mourning dress, 1890's

Agnes (Designer), Gold Embroidered Evening Dress, Late 1920s.

Evening gown. Moscow, Russia circa 1913.

Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, 1954

This dress is by Irish designer Sybil Connolly known for her pleated dresses made of Irish linen. Detail of pleated green cocktail dress, Sybil Connolly, 1960s, KSUM 1989.10.2.

Capucci's "Nove Gonne" (Nine Skirts), 1956

* Evening jacket 1937 Charles James (1906 - 1978) Quilted satin, filled with down

1920s gown by Charles Frederick Worth It was a golden time for the demand for" luxury goods, including textiles and fashionable dress."

* "Paul Poiret Style" Evening Dress - Green iridescent tissue silk with silver metallic couching and embroidered lace

* Woman’s Evening Dress, 1925 - Madeleine Vionnet,

* Evening jacket 1937 Charles James (1906 - 1978) Quilted satin, filled with down

Charles James (1906-1978) created this jacket in 1937 for Mrs Oliver Burr Jennings. In 1975 he wrote a full description of the development of its design. It was constructed in the same manner as an eiderdown bed quilt. In certain areas of the garment there was a danger that the thickness would impede movement.

* Evening dress silk, metal, glass ca. 1920: Maria Gallenga (1880–1944)

* TULIPES HOLANDAISES cape ca. 1889 Charles Fredrick Worth The Metropolitan Museum of Art

* Model 'Dorothy Smart wearing a black velvet hat by Madame Agnès' 1926 France’s most popular milliner Madame Agnes was born in France in the late 1800’s, she retired in 1949, and died a short while later - photo Edward Steichen

The Junon Dress is the gown that all other gowns wish they could be -by DIOR- of course, for those who wonder ;)

Robe en deux parties portée par Cléo de Mérode, Gravelle, Paris, 1900-1902 Taffetas, mousseline, dentelle mécanique, broderie de paillettes Coll. UFAC, don Ghislaine Fairweather-Lauwich, 1967 Inv. 67-9-4.AB

Augusta Auctions - Lanvin early 20th century gown.

Gold Beaded Ball Gown, C. 1908, Augusta Auctions, November 13, 2013 - NYC, Lot 307