Bustle gown with both ball and dinner bodices by Charles Frederick Worth, Silk brocade, silk satin, and cotton lace. The fabric has stalks of grain and large blossoms, common motifs in Worth's designs.
Evening dress 1898 of American origin. Ivory satin gown sweeps back into a short semi-circular train. Skirt is overlaid with finely embroidered & beaded black lace. In addition, a black lace & ivory satin bolero jacket sets off this piece ~ long sleeves.
Century Shoes [ being more familiar with shoe details might translate better to the book cover than clothing details but a decorative book arts book doesn't get the wear a shoe does so I can go for a few more delicate details ]