The Mystery of the Gray Striped Dresses: at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, England, maker unknown. Next to it is a painting by the American society portraitist JJ Shannon of Mrs. Hussey wearing the dress, shortly after her marriage in 1900. Below that, a photo of the painting being made! (Courtesy UK National Trust.) Bottom, two similar dresses by Jeanne Paquin. Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve). Both silk.

The Mystery of the Gray Striped Dresses: at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, England, maker unknown. Next to it is a painting by the American society portraitist JJ Shannon of Mrs. Hussey wearing the dress, shortly after her marriage in 1900. Below that, a photo of the painting being made! (Courtesy UK National Trust.) Bottom, two similar dresses by Jeanne Paquin. Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve). Both silk.

tawnyscostumesandcuriosities: Evening dress, Jacques Doucet, ca. 1910. Silk satin & chiffon, beads, faux pearls, rhinestones. “Pouter pigeon” bodice creating “S” silhouette. Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo

tawnyscostumesandcuriosities: Evening dress, Jacques Doucet, ca. 1910. Silk satin & chiffon, beads, faux pearls, rhinestones. “Pouter pigeon” bodice creating “S” silhouette. Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo

Belle Époque Gown: ca. 1902, silk crepe, silk chiffon, lace appliqués, lined with taffeta, boned bodice.

Belle Époque Gown: ca. 1902, silk crepe, silk chiffon, lace appliqués, lined with taffeta, boned bodice.

This is a dress Camille gave to Rosie saying it 'didn't fit her anymore'. of course she had it already measured to fit Rosie, but. Like the dress Trousers wore to Medda's when Spot carried her, but made out of a different material.


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Miss Helen Frick's debut, December 16, 1908. While Miss Frick's debutante dress---white satin with white point d'esprit over it, trimmed with embroidered silver bands---did not survive, the gown worn by her mother, Mrs. Adelaide Frick, is still extant. Dress, Lichtenstein Cie Modes, Retailer, c. 1908. Mrs. Frick can be seen wearing the dress in a group photo taken at the party, which was held at Clayton, the Frick family's Pittsburgh residence.

Miss Helen Frick's debut, December 16, 1908. While Miss Frick's debutante dress---white satin with white point d'esprit over it, trimmed with embroidered silver bands---did not survive, the gown worn by her mother, Mrs. Adelaide Frick, is still extant. Dress, Lichtenstein Cie Modes, Retailer, c. 1908. Mrs. Frick can be seen wearing the dress in a group photo taken at the party, which was held at Clayton, the Frick family's Pittsburgh residence.

Dress, 1890s.  The bodice looks very 1840s to me so it may have been based on an earlier pattern.

Dress, 1890s. The bodice looks very 1840s to me so it may have been based on an earlier pattern.

Circa 1900 tape lace pink and ivory silk summer gown, with elaborate tasseled trim on the bodice and skirt. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions. by krystal

Circa 1900 tape lace pink and ivory silk summer gown, with elaborate tasseled trim on the bodice and skirt. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions. by krystal

Edwardian Fashion, Vintage Skirts, Woman Fashion, Fashion History, History 1900S, 1900S Skirts, Day Dresses, 1900 S, Clothing 1900

Edwardian Fashion, Vintage Skirts, Woman Fashion, Fashion History, History 1900S, 1900S Skirts, Day Dresses, 1900 S, Clothing 1900

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