Three-piece, maroon wool suit with details in satin and lace, made for Marjorie Merriweather Post at the department store B. Altman & Co. for her to wear while traveling by train to her honeymoon in Hot Springs, Virginia, in 1905. Photo courtesy of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens on Facebook.
Dinner gown, Redfern, London, circa 1909. Black silk velvet trimmed with chemical lace in the Van Dyck manner. Long self-fabric flounces run the length of the skirt. Slight train. Victoria & Albert Museum: “The higher neckline and longer ruched sleeves distinguish this from sleeveless low-cut ball gowns. The intentionally historical appearance of the gown suggests it may have been made for fancy dress.”