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Wedding ensemble House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1910 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton, beads

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Evening gown, Jeanne Paquin, Paris, Winter 1911. Two pieces, Empire waist. Black silk net over ivory silk satin and black velvet sash and bow. All decorated with white and jet beads, Augusta Auctions

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Black silk chiffon and velvet day dress with embroidered net lace collar, by Jeanne Paquin, French, c. 1903. The hanging grape cluster decorations match the flowing dress lines. During the Art Nouveau period, motifs of organic natural objects were favored and often used as clothing ornaments.

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