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Circa 1892 silk, leather, paste, and pearl shoes by Moubray, Rowan & Hicks, Melbourne, Australia, via the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
While white is now de rigueur for bridal attire, the fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late 19th century and was not commonplace until the 20th century. This dress is a good example of the more practical 19th century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings. The wedding dresses could then be worn again for other receptions and social events.
Dinner Dress, Emile Pingat, Paris, France: 1878, silk brocade, lace, silk satin. Designed for and worn by Mrs. Augustus Newland Eddy.
Corset: ca. 1878, American, silk. Marking: [label] (written in lining, proper back): "Donita/20".
Dress ca. 1878. Beautiful, feminine print and if you click on it, there's a great shot of the bustle and train.
Negligée Callot Soeurs (French, active 1895–1937) Date: 1898–1902 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CF: 41 in. (104.1 cm) Length at CB: 63 in. (160 cm) Width at Bottom: 114 in. (289.6 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Orme Wilson and R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of their mother, Mrs. Caroline Schermerhorn Astor Wilson, 1949