1900-1920 Cream silk chiffon with pale printed & flocked rose blossom clusters in soft colors, center front panel covered with iridescent sequins & metallic copper coils in floral motifs, embroidered net lace insets on bodice & at hem, chiffon lining.

1900-1920 Cream silk chiffon with pale printed & flocked rose blossom clusters in soft colors, center front panel covered with iridescent sequins & metallic copper coils in floral motifs, embroidered net lace insets on bodice & at hem, chiffon lining.

Circa 1871 Wedding gown, Grand Magasins de la Paix. Ivory silk faille with Brussels lace and ivory cord Passementerie. Jacket-like bodice with curved basque and bell-shaped sleeves, skirt, and over skirt. Bustle. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions/Artfact

Circa 1871 Wedding gown, Grand Magasins de la Paix. Ivory silk faille with Brussels lace and ivory cord Passementerie. Jacket-like bodice with curved basque and bell-shaped sleeves, skirt, and over skirt. Bustle. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions/Artfact

NAME: Cecile - PERIOD: 1877-1879. Ball dress in grey douppion silk trimmed with hand-embroideries and lace.

NAME: Cecile - PERIOD: 1877-1879. Ball dress in grey douppion silk trimmed with hand-embroideries and lace.

Wedding gown, Worth, 1878. Boned bodice with deep center front busk point & basque tails. Undersleeve is ivory satin; upper sleeve is net covered w/pearl appliqués. To create slashed effect, satin bands applied over pearls. Self-fabric strips sewn over bands to simulate knots. Ivory satin cockades at elbows. Plain weave silk backing. Skirt front backed with silk taffeta. Two layers of self fabric used to create bustle. Museum of the City of New York

Wedding gown, Worth, 1878. Boned bodice with deep center front busk point & basque tails. Undersleeve is ivory satin; upper sleeve is net covered w/pearl appliqués. To create slashed effect, satin bands applied over pearls. Self-fabric strips sewn over bands to simulate knots. Ivory satin cockades at elbows. Plain weave silk backing. Skirt front backed with silk taffeta. Two layers of self fabric used to create bustle. Museum of the City of New York

Evening dress, Worth, 1883. Light blue white floral silk moiré. Bodice has scooped neckline, pleating at shoulders, 3/4 sleeves. Lace trimming at neckline cuffs; additional light blue faille trimming at cuffs. Center front button closure. Skirt has pleated front panel. Large light blue faille bow near bottom hem. Large bustle uses blue white moir on proper left side and blue faille on proper right; bustle extends to become a train. Skirt hem trimmed w/lace pleated blue faille.

Evening dress, Worth, 1883. Light blue white floral silk moiré. Bodice has scooped neckline, pleating at shoulders, 3/4 sleeves. Lace trimming at neckline cuffs; additional light blue faille trimming at cuffs. Center front button closure. Skirt has pleated front panel. Large light blue faille bow near bottom hem. Large bustle uses blue white moir on proper left side and blue faille on proper right; bustle extends to become a train. Skirt hem trimmed w/lace pleated blue faille.

Circa, 1850-1890. Antique silk reseau w/ hand embroidered & drawnwork silk toile, design of flower garlands, bows, & drawnwork catouches.

Circa, 1850-1890. Antique silk reseau w/ hand embroidered & drawnwork silk toile, design of flower garlands, bows, & drawnwork catouches.

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