Afternoon Dress - Jacques Doucet, 1903 : This is an elegant afternoon dress that would be suitable for afternoon events, such as the races and other promenade activities. The dress is an excellent example of Doucet's penchant for lingerie-like garments, which is represented by the delicate ruffles and rose printed chiffon. The color combination of blues accented with turquoise is a favorite of the designer.
Evening Dress: ca. 1905-1909, silk satin. “This dress epitomises the elegant feminine fashions of the well-to-do in the Edwardian period, particularly in its use of soft flowing pale silk, extensive use of lace and net, and in the ornate decoration of the bodice.”