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.
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.
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.