Two-piece day ensemble, Mme. Lambele de St. Omer, New York, ca. 1891-92. Rust red silk faille, velvet, & brocade. Peaked sleeve cap identifies dress as early 1890s. It has grown as bustle has shrunk. Bodice is a "tailor-made," with revers (lapels), tail, suggested waistcoat (vest), & high-collared white neck insert. Skirt falls smoothly over hips, flaring at base. Modified bustle of steel & ties built into back of skirt. Smith College Historic Clothing
Evening gown, Worth, 1890s. Sleeves, bodice, skirt back, & front underskirt all of iris-pattern velvet; side front overskirt panels are ivory-ribbed silk w/bands of charcoal velvet. Bodice w/peplum at back, skirt w/train. Bertha collar of silk net/tulle decorated w/spangles/sequins & cut steel beads in heavy fan-shaped patterns at edges. Bodice & skirt inserts of same beaded/sequined net. Long trained skirt flares at hem, smooth at hips. Sleeves w/slight fullness at cap. Drexel Univ.