Evening dress, Jacques Doucet, circa 1910. Silk satin and chiffon, beads, faux pearls, and rhinestones. “Pouter pigeon” bodice creating “S” shape. Via Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo.

Evening dress, Jacques Doucet, circa 1910. Silk satin and chiffon, beads, faux pearls, and rhinestones. “Pouter pigeon” bodice creating “S” shape. Via Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo.

A knockout! Worth ballgown, 1900-1905. Silk and cotton with metallic thread, glass, and metal ornamentation. #worth #ballgown #eveninggown #edwardian #vintagefashion

A knockout! Worth ballgown, 1900-1905. Silk and cotton with metallic thread, glass, and metal ornamentation. #worth #ballgown #eveninggown #edwardian #vintagefashion

WOOL COAT with APPLIQUE and FUR TRIM, EARLY 20th C. Light brown with exaggerated wizard sleeve appliqued in darker brown with black silk tassels, fur collar and cuff, contrasting faux button trim and satin lining. B-32, W-28, L-54. Excellent. Whitaker Auctions

WOOL COAT with APPLIQUE and FUR TRIM, EARLY 20th C. Light brown with exaggerated wizard sleeve appliqued in darker brown with black silk tassels, fur collar and cuff, contrasting faux button trim and satin lining. B-32, W-28, L-54. Excellent. Whitaker Auctions

No date. Silk (velvet and chiffon), blonde cotton machine lace, lamé, glass beads, metallic embroidery, silk lining. Norwegian Folk Museum

No date. Silk (velvet and chiffon), blonde cotton machine lace, lamé, glass beads, metallic embroidery, silk lining. Norwegian Folk Museum

Suit, Ludwig Zwieback & Bruder, Vienna, ca. 1908. "This dress, with its bolero-styled jacket, longer back, and passementerie, is an example for the much quoted "Wiener Chic" [Vienna Chic]." Click through for huge pic. Photo: Christa Losta. Vienna Museum via Europeana Fashion

Suit, Ludwig Zwieback & Bruder, Vienna, ca. 1908. "This dress, with its bolero-styled jacket, longer back, and passementerie, is an example for the much quoted "Wiener Chic" [Vienna Chic]." Click through for huge pic. Photo: Christa Losta. Vienna Museum via Europeana Fashion

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