Herbert Luey Evening dress | Met Museum | ca. 1890 One of the cases where the back of the gown certainly exceeds the front. Such spectacular draping! This is what happens with proper fabric choice, ladies and gents.

Herbert Luey Evening dress | Met Museum | ca. 1890 One of the cases where the back of the gown certainly exceeds the front. Such spectacular draping! This is what happens with proper fabric choice, ladies and gents.

Fortuny dress (Delphos, 1907) and cape (Cnosos, 1906) exhibited at the Museo del Traje in 2010 as part of a Fortuny exhibition. Amigos del Museo del Traje by SayaValentine

Fortuny dress (Delphos, 1907) and cape (Cnosos, 1906) exhibited at the Museo del Traje in 2010 as part of a Fortuny exhibition. Amigos del Museo del Traje by SayaValentine

Wedding dress ca. 1878–80. McCord Museum via La Bible Urbaine, Style List Quebec, & Annie Penin blog

Wedding dress ca. 1878–80. McCord Museum via La Bible Urbaine, Style List Quebec, & Annie Penin blog

Cream crochet lace dress, c. 1900. Collection of Fashion Museum Bath, via @Fashion_Museum on Twitter.

Cream crochet lace dress, c. 1900. Collection of Fashion Museum Bath, via @Fashion_Museum on Twitter.

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